Skin Cancer and Vitamin D

Teen Tanning Ups Early-Onset Skin Cancer Risk – MPR

(HealthDay News) — Early exposure to indoor tanning during adolescence or young adulthood increases the risk of early development of basal cell carcinoma (BCC), according to a study published June 23 in Pediatrics.

Margaret R. Karagas, PhD, from Dartmouth University in Hanover, NH, and colleagues analyzed data on indoor tanning from 657 cases of BCC and 452 controls ?50 years of age.

On the other hand, sufficient Vitamin D in the bloodstream may be protective against skin cancers:

Vitamin D, UV exposure, and skin cancer in a nutshell | Vitamin D Council

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About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


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