STUDY: SUNBATHING IS SAFE AFTER ALL!!

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SUNBATHING RISKS

SUN EXPOSURE: MORE PLUSES THAN MINUSES

Dear Mister SASB, I’m white as a ghost. I use sunblock like crazy.  And I cover up on sunny days.  I’m getting a lot of static from my partner who says I am crazy.  But that’s her problem,  right? Could you just do me a little favor here and explain to her how nasty skin cancer can be?

Dear Ghost,  I’d like to oblige. I have a soft spot in my heart for crazies.  But you know?  You might be a lot better off with a tan line. Dr. Håkan Olsson (division of oncology at Lund University) studied 40,000 women.

Not even close.

The sun’s bad for the skin. Okay, we know that.  But there’s more to it than that.  The sun also makes your body produce vitamin D. And vitamin D does a lot of good things. Among them: it reduces blood clotting in the legs and protects against some tumors. Other studies have shown that it reduces blood pressure.  Add it all up, and  a reasonable amount of sun does more good than bad.

Go to the beach.

 

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Read more: http://digitaljournal.com/article/301432#ixzz2ckOse6pX

4 Responses to “STUDY: SUNBATHING IS SAFE AFTER ALL!!”

  1. Sheila Lev-Tov

    The article about the benefits vs. the risks of sunbathing comes from Sweden! How strong is the sun in Sweden compared to other places? Besides, you can safely get Vitamin D from a capsule, so why risk getting skin cancer?

  2. Thank you, oh mysterious contributor who shares the same parents with me, for your excellent comment. The same thought occurred to me. But other studies (not as geographically suspicious) seem to show that exposure to sunshine does things that aren’t particularly well understood (in addition to vitamin D). The health benefits from sun can’t be entirely replicated by just popping vitamin D pills. One researcher thinks that sunshine also causes an increase in nitrous oxide production. Nitrous oxide is a big deal though how it does its magic tricks is still not fully understood.

  3. Swedes are also fair-skinned, thus busting another myth about darker complexioned people being less susceptible to ski cancer.

  4. MISTER Science Ain't So Bad

    I believe they are protected by those thick accents.


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