So her doctor told the fair-skinned gal to get her ass in the sun!
Gwyneth Paltrow was diagnosed with the onset of osteopenia, a condition with low bone mineral density so she was ordered by doctors to spend more time in the sun to boost her vitamin D levels.
"I suffered a pretty severe Tibial plateau fracture a few years ago (requiring surgery) which lead the orthopaedic surgeon to give me a bone scan, at which point it was discovered I had the beginning stages of osteopenia.
"This led my western/eastern doctors in New York to test my Vitamin D levels, which turned out to be the lowest they had ever seen, not a good thing. I went on a prescription strength level of Vitamin D and was told to spend a bit of time in the sun! I was curious if this was safe, having been told for years to stay away from its dangerous rays, not to mention a tad bit confused."
But after following the doc's advice she was able to reverse her vitamin D deficiency — and she probably got a sweet little tan to boot!
[Image via WENN.]
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