Do melanoidins induced by topical 9% dihydroxyacetone sunless tanning spray inhibit vitamin d production? A pilot study

Laura AG Armas, Ramon M. Fusaro, Robert M. Sayre, Christopher J. Huerter, Robert P. Heaney

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Abstract

We report here preliminary pilot study data of the effect of sunless tanning spray with 9% [Correction added after online publication (August 24th, 2009): The concentration of Dihydroxyacetone used in the study was 9% and not 3% as previously stated] dihydroxyacetone (DHA) on 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] serum levels in subjects exposed to controlled amounts of UV-B radiation during April/May in Omaha, NE, 41°N latitude. We found that DHA-induced melanoidins in skin act as a topical sunscreen attenuating the formation of 25(OH)D.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1265-1266
Number of pages2
JournalPhotochemistry and Photobiology
Volume85
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2009

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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