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Can Your Diet Help Prevent Skin Cancer?

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 9 October 2021
Can Your Diet Help Prevent Skin Cancer?
The major cause of skin cancer is ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or from tanning machines. About 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers and 86 percent of melanomas are associated with solar UV. UV exposure generates free radicals, unstable, nasty little oxygen molecules that produce inflammation and damage cell function and your skin’s DNA. This DNA damage can cause changes in your genes called mutations that lead to skin cancer. Studies have shown that substances called antiox...
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  • The Institute for Functional Medicine
  • Society for Integrative Oncology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Australian Traditional-Medicine Society
  • Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia