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Sun’s blood pressure benefits may outdo cancer risks
太陽對血壓的好處 可能大於癌症風險

A young man in a bear costume cycles during sunshine through Karlsaue Park in Kassel, central Germany, on Feb. 24.

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The health benefits of exposing skin to sunlight may far outweigh the risk of developing skin cancer, according to scientists.

Edinburgh University research suggests sunlight helps reduce blood pressure, cutting heart attack and stroke risks, and even prolonging life.

UV rays were found to release a compound that lowers blood pressure.

Researchers said more studies would be carried out to determine if it is time to reconsider advice on skin exposure.

Heart disease and stroke linked to high blood pressure are estimated to lead to about 80 times more deaths than those from skin cancer in the UK.

(Liberty Times)








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