#1 Why avoiding sunshine could kill you by algernonpj 08.05.2014 09:38

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I haven't tracked back to the original study yet. But this could be a demonstration of the fact that one size medical advice dos not fit all.

Why avoiding sunshine could kill you
Researchers followed 30,000 women for 20 years and found that those who avoided the sunshine were twice as likely to die

By Sarah Knapton, Science Correspondent
07 May 2014

Women who never sunbathe during the summer are twice as likely to die than those who sunbathe everyday, a major study has shown.

Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden claim guidelines which advise people to stay out of the sun unless wearing sunscreen may be harming the population, particularly in countries like Britain.

Exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight is often cited as a cause of skin melanoma. The NHS currently recommends avoiding overexposure to the sun to prevent all types of skin cancer.

But the new research, which followed nearly 30,000 women over 20 years, suggests that women who stay out of the sun are at increased risk of skin melanomas and are twice as likely to die from any cause, including cancer.

"The results of this study clearly showed that mortality was about double in women who avoided sun exposure compared to the highest exposure group,” said lead author Dr Pelle Lindqvist.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/scien...d-kill-you.html

#2 RE: Why avoiding sunshine could kill you by ThirstyMan 08.05.2014 09:47

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"Women who never sunbathe during the summer are twice as likely to die than those who sunbathe everyday, a major study has shown."

Hey, do they need volunteers to conduct more of these studies? I bet I can round up a team of researchers right here at The Porch pretty quickly.

"The results of this study clearly showed that mortality was about double in women who avoided sun exposure compared to the highest exposure group,” said lead author Dr Pelle Lindqvist."

Exactly! my thoughts are we should start with this group, the "highest exposure group". Any takers?

#3 RE: Why avoiding sunshine could kill you by Frank Cannon 08.05.2014 11:21

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But the new research, which followed nearly 30,000 women over 20 years, suggests that women who stay out of the sun are at increased risk of skin melanomas and are twice as likely to die from any cause, including cancer.



They are also at risk for rickets....

#4 RE: Why avoiding sunshine could kill you by Sanguine 08.05.2014 12:43

"...the new research...suggests that women who stay out of the sun are at increased risk of skin melanomas..."

That's interesting and completely goes against current melanoma theories.

#5 RE: Why avoiding sunshine could kill you by ThirstyMan 08.05.2014 13:00

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Did a Google on melanoma and sun exposure. I had heard that melanoma was NOT as closely linked to sun exposure, certainly NOT the same as the other two, Squamous and Basal cell cancers

One of the MOST telling factors is the location on the body where the cancer appears.

Head, neck and scalp melanomas while representing only 6% of the melanomas ARE the most deadly.

Intense burn locations seem to increase the risk factor but not ordinary tanning over a prolonged period of time. Other factors are family history and a large number of sizable moles on the body.

#6 RE: Why avoiding sunshine could kill you by Frank Cannon 08.05.2014 13:08

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Tan chics are hot anyway....

#7 RE: Why avoiding sunshine could kill you by ThirstyMan 08.05.2014 14:54

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Ugggh!

I like the Renault Robin better. I can see the lights are still on here, but is anyone home in there?

#8 RE: Why avoiding sunshine could kill you by Cincinnatus 08.05.2014 15:26

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Hey, do they need volunteers to conduct more of these studies?...my thoughts are we should start with this group, the "highest exposure group". Any takers?

I'm in and I recommend the study focus on Swedish women ("Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden"...) between the ages of 19 to 25.

#9 RE: Why avoiding sunshine could kill you by Frank Cannon 09.05.2014 00:39

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Quote: ThirstyMan wrote in post #7


I can see the lights are still on here, but is anyone home in there?


Not for years....

#10 RE: Why avoiding sunshine could kill you by Frank Cannon 09.05.2014 00:46

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Quote: Cincinnatus wrote in post #8


I'm in and I recommend the study focus on Swedish women ("Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden"...) between the ages of 19 to 25.


#11 RE: Why avoiding sunshine could kill you by algernonpj 09.05.2014 03:43

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Quote: ThirstyMan wrote in post #5
Did a Google on melanoma and sun exposure. I had heard that melanoma was NOT as closely linked to sun exposure, certainly NOT the same as the other two, Squamous and Basal cell cancers

One of the MOST telling factors is the location on the body where the cancer appears.

Head, neck and scalp melanomas while representing only 6% of the melanomas ARE the most deadly.

Intense burn locations seem to increase the risk factor but not ordinary tanning over a prolonged period of time. Other factors are family history and a large number of sizable moles on the body.

Thanks for the info.

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