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Avoiding Sunlight May Backfire

Avoiding Sunlight May BackfireExposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight is often cited as a cause of skin melanomas; however, research from Sweden suggests that low vitamin D levels caused by avoiding sunlight may be just as dangerous. The research, published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, found that women who avoid sun exposure are at an increased risk of skin melanomas, with a two-fold increased mortality rate compared to those with the highest sun exposures. The finding is the result of a longitudinal cohort study involving 29,518 Swedish women over 20 years.

This article appears in the July 2014 issue of Acres U.S.A.

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