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Will sunbeds make more more likely to get skin cancer?

Sat, 14th Apr 2007

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Question

asked:

Iím a healthy man in my 30ís, I eat a healthy, balanced diet which includes antioxidants, but Iím addicted to sunbeds, usually having 2 sessions per week. Am I at risk of skin cancer?

Answer

Yes.  Even a healthy diet is unlikely to protect your skin in that way from intense exposure to ultra-violet radiation.

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