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Saturday, December 24, 2016

SUN EXPOSURE

Life expectancy 0.6 to 2.1 years longer for women who got the most sun exposure

Life expectancy was 0.6 to 2.1 years longer in women who got the most sun exposure compared to women who avoided the sun according to a new study from Sweden.

Women with active sun exposure were at a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Dec 24, 2016 11:46 am | [0] comments

SUN EXPOSURE

Avoidance of sun exposure is a risk factor for death of a similar magnitude as smoking

“Nonsmokers who avoided sun exposure had a life expectancy similar to smokers in the highest sun exposure group, indicating that avoidance of sun exposure is a risk factor for death of a similar magnitude as smoking,” according to a new study from Sweden.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Dec 24, 2016 11:31 am | [0] comments

Thursday, March 24, 2016

SUNBATHING

Women with the highest sun exposure had life expectancy 0.6 to 2.1 years longer than sun avoiders

“Nonsmokers who avoided sun exposure had a life expectancy similar to smokers in the highest sun exposure group, indicating that avoidance of sun exposure is a risk factor for death of a similar magnitude as smoking,” according to a 2016 study from Sweden.

“Compared to the highest sun exposure group, life expectancy of avoiders of sun exposure was reduced by 0.6–2.1 years,” the paper notes.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Mar 24, 2016 7:30 am | [0] comments

SUNBATHING

Women who avoided the sun were 2X more likely to die than those getting the most sun exposure

Women who avoided the sun were twice (2 times) more likely to die during a 20 year follow-up compared to women who had the highest sun exposure according to a 2014 study from Sweden.

Women with moderate sun exposure were 40% (1.4 times) more likely to die than women who had the highest sun exposure.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Mar 24, 2016 7:15 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

SUNBATHING

Sunbathing vacations one week a year associated with 30% decreased mortality in women over 15 years

Women who had spent more than one week on sunbathing vacations per year between 10 and 39 years of age had a 30% decrease in all-cause mortality during a 14.9 year follow-up compared with women who never went on sunbathing vacations according to a 2011 study from Sweden.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Mar 23, 2016 9:51 am | [0] comments

SUNBATHING

Using a tanning bed once or more per month associated with 90% greater mortality in women over 15 yr

Women who used a solarium (a tanning bed to get an artificial tan) once or more per month during 20 or 30 years between the ages of 10 to 39 years-old had a 90% increased risk of all-cause mortality (1.9 times greater risk) during a 14.9 year follow-up compared with women with no solarium use according to a 2011 study from Sweden.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Mar 23, 2016 9:19 am | [0] comments

Thursday, August 04, 2011

SUN BATHING

Sunbathing lowers blood pressure 6/8 points, Zane Kime, MD

"[T]he sun has a dramatic effect on blood pressure," wrote Zane Kime, MD in his wonderful book, "Sunlight Could Save Your Life" by Zane Kime, MD (1980, p. 67-69.)

Sun bathing lowers blood pressure 6/8 points according to one study he notes. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Aug 04, 2011 2:31 pm | [0] comments
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