Laying out in the Sun can do More Good Than bad

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According to scientist there are a number of benefits of having your skin exposed to the sun that outweigh the risk of developing skin cancer.

According to Edinburgh University research exposing your skin to sunlight can help reduce Blood pressure, Cutting the risk of a hear attack and reduces the risk of having a stroke and could even prolonging life.

Researchers say they will carry out more studies to determine if they should reconsider the advice they give on skin exposure.

In the research 24 volunteers were put under UV Rays and heat lamps and found that blood pressure significantly dropped for an hour after the exposure of UV rays.

Dr Richard Weller, a senior lecturer in dermatology at Edinburgh University, said: “We suspect that the benefits to heart health of sunlight will outweigh the risk of skin cancer.

“The work we have done provides a mechanism that might account for this, and also explains why dietary vitamin D supplements alone will not be able to compensate for lack of sunlight.

“We now plan to look at the relative risks of heart disease and skin cancer in people who have received different amounts of sun exposure.

“If this confirms that sunlight reduces the death rate from all causes, we will need to reconsider our advice on sun exposure.”

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