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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.
一名身著小熊服裝的年輕男子二月二十四日,在陽光下騎著單車穿越德國中部卡塞爾的卡哨爾公園。

Photo: AFP
照片:法新社

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)

科學家指出,皮膚曝曬在陽光下對健康的好處,可能遠勝於罹患皮膚癌的風險。

愛丁堡大學研究顯示,陽光有助於降低血壓,減少心臟病發與中風的風險,甚至可延長壽命。

紫外線被發現可釋出降低血壓的複合物。

研究人員說,需要進行更多研究,來判定是不是該重新評估對皮膚曝曬的建議。

在英國,與高血壓相關的心臟疾病與中風造成的死亡,據估計是皮膚癌死亡率的約八十倍。

(自由時報/翻譯:自由時報國際新聞中心)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. outdo v.

勝過;超越 (sheng4 guo4; chao1 yue4)

例: He always tries to outdo everybody else in the class.

(他總是試著要贏過班上的每個人。)

2. outweigh v.

比…更重要 (bi3 … geng4 zhong4 yao4)

例: The benefits of this treatment far outweigh the risks.

(這個治療的好處遠超過風險。)

3. exposure n.

暴露 (pu4 lu4)

例: Even a brief exposure to radiation is very dangerous.

(接觸輻射即使時間很短也非常危險。)


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