Study Shows Tanning Beds May Decrease Melanoma Risk

by admin on 08/01/2012

A recent review of studies sought to review the health effects of solar radiation, tanning beds and vitamin D, has shown that tanning beds may decrease Melanoma Risk.

The researchers looked at data from different time periods for populations at different latitudes, with the aim at looking at the relative risk for cutaneous malignant melanoma associated with tanning bed use, vitamin D and UV effects.

They found that increased tanning bed use was NOT associated with melanoma. In fact, Ivan Oransky, the editor of Reuters Health, has previously noted that the real risk of getting skin cancer from a tanning bed is less than three-tenths of one percent—and even then, this is likely only from those who habitually overexpose themselves. To read the full article click here.

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