Sunbathing Reduces Risk of Breast Cancer

Sunlight is not only good for the bones but also prevent cancer. A preliminary study shows exposure to sunlight for 3 hours in a day is effective for reducing breast cancer risk by half.

Preliminary results about the benefits of sunlight on the body finds the sun has anticancer abilities by stimulating the production of vitamin D in the skin.

Research in the laboratory found in breast cells have the ability to convert vitamin D into hromon which have anticancer benefits.

Experts from Canada who did this research compares the 3101 breast cancer patients with 3471 women who had no tumor. Each respondent was asked about sun exposure they receive during the month of April to October, at every stage of life, as a teenager, aged 20, 30, 40, 50, and 60-74 years of age.

Research findings are published in the American Journal of Epidemiology indicates that women exposed to sunlight at least 21 hours per week in their teens, had 29 percent lower risk for breast cancer.

Meanwhile the woman who spent much of his time in the sun in their 40s and 50s risk fell 26 percent and for those aged over 60 years the risk is decreased even more, up to 50 percent.

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