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Re: Sun Tan...it's not natural eh ?
« Reply #25 on: 04/09/2005 00:22:35 »
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according to one american I met once...us Brits enjoy a diet of squirrel and badger !!...no joke !!


I once ordered venison in a pub outside Winchester, and they served me fried chicken, instead...it made me sad.  To this day, I've never had venison.:(

Ahem.

As humans moved out of Africa and into cooler climates at higher latitudes, they lost their natural protection from the sun--dark skin pigmentation.  Those of us whose ancient ancestors were from the middle latitudes still have this protection and so can safely bake in the sun (well, relatively safely, anyway), but the rest of us whose ancient ancestors went to the higher latitudes, where the sun doesn't shine as brightly or as long, have lost this protection over time.  This is why fair-skinned people are at greater risk of skin cancer than darker-skinned people--regardless how naked our ancestors were.[8D]
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Re: Sun Tan...it's not natural eh ?
« Reply #26 on: 04/09/2005 04:59:08 »
Fair skined people still have natural sun protection.

A sun tan is the bodies natural form of protection from the sun.

 

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Re: Sun Tan...it's not natural eh ?
« Reply #27 on: 04/09/2005 06:58:13 »
........yes but only because the body is under attack from too much ultraviolet...it's defence mechanism.....I really don't know if I would call a sun tan a form of protection !...

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Re: Sun Tan...it's not natural eh ?
« Reply #28 on: 05/09/2005 03:52:02 »
Note that skin cancer usually does not kill people who are under thirty. Back in the times of prehistoric man, most everyone was dead before reaching thirty. So it really was not a problem, huh?

Nowadays we have the temerity to hope that we will be alive to see our grandkids reach age 30. Add to that the fact that the thinned ozone layer, as I said previously, is giving us more UV, and we had better get used to sunblock. SPF 30 is a good minimum.

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Re: Sun Tan...it's not natural eh ?
« Reply #29 on: 05/09/2005 04:22:12 »
newbielink:http://jncicancerspectrum.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/jnci;91/23/2047 [nonactive]
 

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Re: Sun Tan...it's not natural eh ?
« Reply #30 on: 05/09/2005 04:29:21 »
Lots of maybe's in that article
 

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Re: Sun Tan...it's not natural eh ?
« Reply #31 on: 05/09/2005 14:29:22 »
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Back in the times of prehistoric man, most everyone was dead before reaching thirty. So it really was not a problem, huh?


Assuming the sun was a problem what do you think they used -- besides some kind of clothing -- in those days? Did they smooth mud onto their skin, perhaps?
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Re: Sun Tan...it's not natural eh ?
« Reply #32 on: 05/09/2005 14:32:49 »
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Originally posted by memasa

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Back in the times of prehistoric man, most everyone was dead before reaching thirty. So it really was not a problem, huh?


Assuming the sun was a problem what do you think they used -- besides some kind of clothing -- in those days? Did they smooth mud onto their skin, perhaps?



Weren't they a lot hairier then ?...failing that , they probably got by wearing Armani and Versaci suits etc:)

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Re: Sun Tan...it's not natural eh ?
« Reply #33 on: 05/09/2005 14:46:11 »
Armani and Versaci, definitely, plus mud. Why not? Even elephants mud bathe! :) Simply because it's fun and keeps your skin silky smooth.

Even today some people spend fortunes on mud masks. Google "mud mask" and you'll find lots and lots of advertisements saying that a mud mask with Dead Sea minerals cleanses, detoxifies, and repairs the skin.

Maybe the prehistoric men and women were wiser than we think they were. Perhaps they even invented network marketing and threw Ware (TM) parties. :D End of digression.
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Re: Sun Tan...it's not natural eh ?
« Reply #34 on: 09/09/2005 15:25:23 »
Originally posted by VAlibrarian
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I was told also that ultraviolet light is the main risk factor for skin cancer.

Two more factors:
 
  • Nutrition (the highly refined western diet)
  • Smoking
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