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Exercise may reduce the risk of skin cancer

13th May 2006

One recent study found that mice who exercised developed less severe skin cancer than mice that didn’t exercise: 

Dr Allan Conney said: “While UVB is triggering the development of tumours, exercise is counteracting the effect by stimulating the death of the developing cancer cells.”

Dr Conney said the results also showed that animals with less fat developed less tumours.

Of course, people who exercise still need protection from the sun. UVA and UVB rays are bad for your skin and will damage it, possibly causing skin cancer and at least making you look older.

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