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Sunlight Institute Responses to sun articles 2/25/19—3/3/19

Monday, March 4, 2019
Sunlight Institute Responses to sun articles 2/25/19—3/3/19 You have failed to mention anything about the research regarding the positive healthful effects of sunbed (tanning bed) use, and the paper that you used to attack sunbeds (Wehner 2014) has been debunked as bad research, and is no longer quoted by the CDC.… continue reading

Science Speaks: What is a U-shaped or a J-shaped curve?

Monday, March 4, 2019
GEvery now and again, we see a study showing a “U-shaped” or “J-shaped” curve in relation to vitamin D status. Today we are going to explore a bit about what that means. 
What is a U-shaped or a J-shaped curve?
When a study reports a U-shaped curve it means that there is the lowest incidence of disease in the middle ranges, with peaks in both the lower and upper ranges.
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Body Repaired Skin Damage in Groundbreaking Study

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
DNA changes resulting from simulated moderate sunshine were corrected by the skin within hours of exposure in a study published in the British Journal of Dermatology. continue reading

Sunscreen Protects Skin, But Does It Also Cost Lives?

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
A lot of factors influence the degree of skin cancer risk, including frequency of exposure, repeated sunburns, fair skin, time of day, time of year, age. But studies suggest the singular focus on skin cancer has obscured the benefits of moderate exposure. In fact, not only are there benefits, but avoiding the sun can be dangerous. continue reading

It isn’t the sun but the sunscreen that may cause skin cancer, research reveals

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
The researchers also found that chemicals in the sunscreens generate free radicals in the body. They produce oxidative stress leading to cancer. continue reading

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