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Study: Vitamin A lowers risk of melanoma

If you love to soak up the rays on the beaches in Southern California, you might want to add vitamin A to your diet. A new study shows that vitamin A reduces your risk of getting a deadly form of skin cancer.
March 3, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
If you love to soak up the rays on the beaches in Southern California, you might want to add vitamin A to your diet.

According to a new, six-year study just published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, vitamin A reduces your risk of getting a deadly form of skin cancer.

Researchers found that people taking vitamin A supplements were 60 percent less likely to develop melanoma. The reduced risk was stronger in women than men.

Vitamin A is naturally found in foods like sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach, eggs and milk.


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