Modern lifestyle cancer vulnerability hits China


Industrialization and modern lifestyle with its lack of sun exposure are considered the cause for increasing cancer vulnerability says a new survey from China.

Covering up the body against sunlight in general and UVB radiation in particular is generally considered as being protective against skin cancer. However, recently a group of scientists led by Wanqing Chen showed that mortality rates from major cancers in Chinese people are, like in the West, inversely correlated with ambient UVB radiation. This is also true for the incidence of some cancer types, such as oesophagus, stomach, colon, rectum and cervix.

Download here (see attachments at the bottom) the full SRF Press Release, Sunlight Research Forum