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WINTER | 2019

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4 Body Sense B O D Y T A L K Fruits & Veggies Fight Skin Cancer According to findings published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Dermatology, people who eat foods containing high levels of vitamin A have a 17 percent risk reduction for getting cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma—the second-most common type of skin cancer among fair-skinned people. According to Eunyoung Cho, associate professor of dermatology and epidemiology at Brown University, "Skin cancer, including squamous cell carcinoma, is hard to prevent, but this study suggests that eating a healthy diet rich in vitamin A may be a way to reduce your risk, in addition to wearing sunscreen and reducing sun exposure. Our study provides another reason to eat lots of fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet." Vitamin A-rich foods include apricots, broccoli, carrots, kale, spinach, and tangerines, to name a few. Read the full study at releases/2019/07/190731125417.htm.

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