FISH SUN­SCREEN

U Magazine - - HEALTH -

Ac­cord­ing to a new study pub­lished in the online jour­nal elife, sci­en­tists proved that many fish and rep­tiles cre­ate their own sun­screen by pro­duc­ing a com­pound called gadu­sol, which pro­vides strong pro­tec­tion from the sun’s ul­tra­vi­o­let rays. The study ex­plored the op­tions of copy­ing this nat­u­ral an­tiox­i­dant com­pound from ze­brafish to use in sun­screen prod­ucts and pills, in ad­di­tion to aid­ing the body’s stress re­sponse mech­a­nism.

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