Sun Exposure and Prostate Cancer Risk: Evidence for Protective Effect of Early-Life Exposure

While we’re on the subject of protecting the prostate, we have to throw in sunlight exposure / Vitamin D. I cannot stress how important Vit D is to our long term health and the research supporting its role in most chronic diseases. Despite this research, the general public still has the idea ingrained into them that sun exposure is a bad thing, and we need to drink SPF 50 daily to protect our skin from melting away in cancer as we walk to the car.

However, in this study, sun exposure at a higher latitude as a child as well help cut prostate cancer risk by over 50%. In adults with high levels of recreational sun exposure there was a lowering the risk for more aggressive prostate cancers. We have yet to fully see the ramifications on cancer rates that will occur as a result of our avoidance of sun exposure.

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.