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Sunlight prevents cancer, study says

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7339.696/d (Published 23 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:696
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    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 …

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