According to a study in The Lancet (Aug
According to a study in The Lancet (Aug. 25, 2001), a bit of sunshine helps to keep the prostate healthy. The study of 210 men with prostate cancer and 155 men with enlarged prostate but no cancer found that those with the highest lifetime exposure to sunlight, especially those who took lots of sunny holidays, had a 60 per cent lower risk of cancer. Researchers say that while sun exposure has been linked to an increased risk of skin cancers, in the greater balance of things, skin cancer presents less risk of fatality than prostate cancer. Moderate sun exposure and good nutrition to nourish the skin from the inside out are highly recommended.
Men’s health across the life course
Theodore D. Cosco, PhD (Cantab) CPsychol