• Question: What is the advantage to having lighter skin in a colder country?

    Asked by abigailxmas18 to James, Anthony on 8 Jan 2019.
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      James Cole answered on 8 Jan 2019:

      One of the main ideas is that having paler skin in high latitude environments is that it makes it easier for people to absorb Vitamin D where exposure to sunlight is not as strong nor as long as those environments more closely located around the Equator.