What does the application of “Evidence Based Medicine” show us regarding the relationship between sunbed use and melanoma risk?
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Dr. Cannell discusses the emotional and physical benefits of sunbeds, UV exposure, and phototherapy.
A recent Swedish study reports that narrowband UVB therapy may be a more effective treatment for vitamin D deficiency than supplementation.
Researchers in the Netherlands administered a two month course of sunbed exposure, only to find the effect on infection during that two months was minimal. Dr Cannell explains the details of the study.
Tanning centers in Scotland are now allowed to promote the benefits of tanning beds as a source of vitamin D, despite protest from the Scottish government.
Dr Grant shares his comment submitted in response to a paper published by Dr Boniol and colleagues which estimates melanoma cases per year due to sunbed use in Europe.
Professor Moan and colleagues conducted a study which examines the relationship between UVA and UVB exposure and rates of melanoma in Norway and Sweden.
Dr Cannell discusses the possible dangers of completely avoiding all UV light and how supplements should not be your only source of vitamin D.
Dr. Cannell reviews a paper on vitamin D levels in professional basketball players and discusses the route athletes can take to become sufficient in vitamin D.
Professor Johan Moan and colleagues from the University of Oslo compare the risk of using sunbeds to the risk of not using sunbeds.