Sunlight prevents cancer, study saysBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7339.696/d (Published 23 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:696
- Owen Dyer
Insufficient exposure to ultraviolet radiation may be an important risk factor for cancer in western Europe and North America, according to the author of a new study that directly contradicts official advice about sunlight.
The research, published this week in the journal Cancer (2002;94:1867-75), examined cancer mortality in the United States. Deaths from a range of cancers of the reproductive and digestive systems were approximately twice as high in New England as in the south west, despite a diet that varies little between regions.
An examination of 506 …