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    Avoiding Sunlight May Be As Bad For Health As Smoking A Pack A Day

    As most readers of this blog know, the current recommendations of the American Dermatology Association (ADA) call for pretty much no sun exposure of any skin areas unless those areas have been "protected" by sunscreen. The same recommendation applies to tanning beds and makes not distinction of...
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    PUFA/Statins Promote UV Damage & Skin Cancer (melanoma), Cholesterol Is Protective

    Several people asked Peat over email about the dangers of sun exposure. He responded by saying that the main danger is the lipid (PUFA) perodixation caused by the UV lights and that taking some aspirin, vitamin E, or niacinamide greatly reduces the damage. The study below confirms that PUFA may...
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    Sunlight And Aspirin Can Treat Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

    The link between sunlight exposure and incidence of MS is well-known and strongly pointed to a metabolic origin of the disease as early as the 1960s. It led to a few underpowered trials with low dose vitamin D, which did not find much benefit. However, a recent trial with a higher dose (10,000...
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    Ketotifen Prevents Skin Aging/wrinkles Due To UV Light

    Meet your new beauty ingredient - ketotifen. UV light exposure is one of the main triggers of visible signs of skin aging and contributes to lipofuscin formation as well. It looks like ketotifen may be able to prevent that damage and given its leukotriene and histamine antagonism it may be a...
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    Thyroid Status Affects Color Vision

    I found this study particularly fascinating as disturbances in color vision are very common in people with psychiatric conditions driven by stress, people with "addiction", dementia, and a few other conditions with very clear and direct role of thyroid function. Perhaps the findings of this...
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