Re­duce your risk of de­vel­op­ing skin can­cer—from the in­side out

Amazing Wellness - - HEALTH Q & A -

While there is con­sid­er­able ev­i­dence that what we eat is a ma­jor fac­tor in the devel­op­ment of in­ter­nal can­cers such as breast, prostate, colon, and lung can­cer, there has been lit­tle fo­cus on diet’s role in skin can­cer. The irony is that be­cause of the skin’s spe­cial­ized role as a protective outer layer and its con­stant need for nu­tri­ents, the skin may be even more re­spon­sive to di­etary strate­gies to re­duce can­cer risk than in­ter­nal tis­sues. This may be es­pe­cially true for the more se­ri­ous forms of skin can­cer; ev­i­dence shows that di­etary fac­tors can play a sig­nif­i­cant role in pre­vent­ing th­ese forms of the dis­ease.

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