Limit sunlight exposure

Benefit: high Preventive potential: 74/100 (?)
Limit sunlight exposure
The ultraviolet radiation in sunlight has both positive and negative effects. It is a principal source of vitamin D, improves endorphin levels and protects against multiple sclerosis. But overexposure is the top risk factor for skin cancer. Limit your sun exposure, especially between 10AM and 4PM.

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What you can prevent if you Limit sunlight exposure


Risk: very high
Incidence rate: 455 Case fatality: 40.0% (?)

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or from tanning beds is the number-one cause of skin cancer.

Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth. It is a leading cause of death worldwide, but many cancers can be prevented. The majority of cancers, some 90-95% of cases, are due to environmental factors, such as lifestyle and behaviour, and only 5-10% are genetic.

To prevent: exercise, do not smoke, maintain a healthy weight, limit alcohol intake, limit sunlight exposure

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