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Study Reveals – Vitamin A Might Help Prevent Skin Cancer

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Dermatology revealed that Vitamin A might help in preventing skin cancer in the long run.

There are several ways in which you can prevent the risks of developing skin cancer in the long run –right from applying sunscreens to preventing maximum sun exposure, not using harmful chemicals, and so more. A recent study, however, has revealed that specific dietary choices, including lots of Vitamin A can help in preventing skin cancer as well. The results of the given study got published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Dermatology. The findings of the study revealed that dietary intake of abundant Vitamin A (Vitamin A that is no derived from supplements) has been associated with a lower risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma.

Finding the Association Between Vitamin A and Preventing Skin Cancer

Dr. Nikoo Cheraghi –a leading dermatologist at the famous Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato, reveals that the given study is a follow-up to its previous version that did not find the association between taking vitamin A and preventing skin cancer in the long run. The recent study comes with an advanced, long-term scope and finds that intake of vitamin A for extended periods can lower the risks of developing skin cancer.

Cheraghi also added that the team of researchers is further analyzing the link between vitamin A and prevention of skin cancer before the team would recommend the same to the patients for incorporating in their diets. Synthetic vitamin A is being used as a form of medication for the patients who are at a higher risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC).

Preventing Skin Cancer with Intake of Vitamin A

In the given study, the researchers analyzed as many as 75,710 women and 48,400 men during the span of 26 years. As per the results of the study, the researchers, as well as health experts, recommend around 900 micrograms of Vitamin A per day for men and around 700 micrograms of vitamin A per day for women. Breastfeeding women can take up to 1500 micrograms of vitamin A on a daily basis. While it is common to come across vitamin A supplements of various types in the market out there, the experts recommend that you should aim to increase your Vitamin A intake through natural food and dietary intake including fruits and veggies.

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