Friday, April 07, 2006

Sunshine helps prevent cancer

Health news:
WOMEN with high exposure to the sun as teenagers may be protected against breast cancer in later life, doctors have found.

Boosting levels of vitamin D could be beneficial at a time when breast cells are developing. New evidence of the ability of the "sunshine vitamin" to reduce the risk of cancer comes from two studies presented in the US. ...

"But they don't need to expose their breasts to gain protection, just put on a swimsuit or bikini, because vitamin D is made in the skin."
Millions of Americans avoid sunlight and use excessive amounts of sunscreen because they think that they are reducing their cancer risk.