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Sunbeds and malignant melanoma risk

Posted on: February 12, 2018   by  John Cannell, MD


In its simplest application, ‘Evidence Based Medicine’ means utilizing the best science in arriving at medical conclusions. Proponents constantly tell us that principles of good science have to be applied before we reach conclusions. Let’s look at the science behind one of the most established conclusions in medicine; sunbeds cause malignant melanoma. Is this true?

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Cannell, JJ, MD. Do sunbeds really increase malignant melanoma risk? The Vitamin D Council Blog & Newsletter, February 12, 2018.

2 Responses to Sunbeds and malignant melanoma risk

  1. [email protected]

    I’m so happy to read this. For decades during the winter the only way I can stay healthy and happy (SAD free) is to go to a tanning bed for 5-7 minutes weekly. It makes a world of difference. There is something different about UV rays, vs a pill of Vitamin D. I need both. However, my dermatologist loses her mind to think I would EVER go to a tanning bed. So, now I feel better.

  2. [email protected]

    New Study:
    Melanoma 25 X more likely if low vitamin D – Feb 2018

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