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Thursday, 3 May 2007

Sunscreen is inadequate as protection from sun damage to the skin.

Experts warn against reliance on sunscreen - Telegraph


"Using sunscreen is no substitute for covering up, doctors warned yesterday.

Protective clothing and hats are the still the best way to guard against skin cancer and the ageing effects of the sun, said experts writing in The Lancet medical journal.

Dr Stephan Lautenschlager, a skin specialist at Triemli Hospital in Zurich, and his colleagues carried out a review of sun protection strategies around the world.

They concluded: "Wearing sunprotective clothes and a hat and reducing sun exposure to a minimum should be preferred to sunscreens. Often this solution is deemed to be unacceptable and sunscreens could become the predominant mode of sun protection.

"Nevertheless, sunscreens should not be abused in an attempt to increase time in the sun."

Sunscreens had been shown to protect against sunburn and less serious forms of skin cancer, said the experts. However, there was no conclusive proof that they prevented the potentially deadly melanoma skin cancer.

The condition affects more than 8,100 men and women in Britain each year and causes almost 2,000 deaths."

There are many prescription drugs that tend to cause sun sensitivity, e.g. HRT, and 'slimming' also makes you more sensitive to the sun because it makes your skin thinner and weaker. - Lessen the strain on your skin by giving up 'slimming'/dieting forever! - You can easily lose a lot of excess weight by reducing your salt/sodium intake.

Lose weight by eating less salt! Go on! - Try it! - You will feel so much better!
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1 comment:

  1. Reducing risk of melanoma is important, but even if you avoid tanning many people are at high risk. The key is to discover suspicious skin lesions at an early stage while they are nearly 100% curable. Check moles for A)symmetry, for irregular B)orders, for multiple C)olors, for a D)iameter larger than a pencil eraser and for E)volution which is an enlarging or new mole. These are the ABCDE's for self-screening.

    It is important to keep checking for new or changing moles, particularly if you are at risk. Those that have had a melanoma removed may be cured but they are at high risk for recurrence of new melanomas. If you have a lot of moles it is very hard (impossible really) to be able to tell if new or changing ones are present though.

    DermAlert is an image comparison software program developed through funding from the National Cancer Institute that is inexpensive and lets you use your digital camera in the privacy of your own home to find changing moles over time. Then you can point out the changes to your dermatologist. You can see details and demo at www.dermalert.com