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Mo Med. 2011 Jan-Feb;108(1):64-8.

An ounce of prevention.

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University of Missouri School of Medicine, USA. martinkar@health.missouri.edu

Abstract

Tanned skin has long been viewed as attractive in today's culture. With more recent developments in the benefits of vitamin D as well as because of strong marketing by the indoor tanning industry, more individuals have been tanning indoors and outside. Many people don't realize that the ultraviolet light they seek to tan their skin and boost their vitamin D levels is the same radiation that causes aging of the skin and skin cancers.

PMID:
21462615
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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