Monday, March 3, 2014

Tanning beds American users, increased skin cancer risk

According to a new study, over 1/3 of Americans, more precisely, approximately 6 out of 10 university students opt for indoor tanning which increases their risks to the development of risk cancer. There were above 406,000 people analyzed in the study from the United States, Australia and Europe. The researchers discovered that 36% of people from the three mentioned regions used tanning beds. There were 55% of university students and 19 % of teenagers included in this estimation. The results of this study are published in the journal JAMA Dermatology. “Exposure to indoor tanning is common in Western countries, especially among young persons”, said the researchers, led by UCSF's Mackenzie Wehner. The main cause which leads to the development of skin cancer from tanning beds is exposure to ultraviolet light. Dr. Doris Day, a dermatologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City was also involved in this research.

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