July 15, 2014

Sunscreen Reduces Melanoma Risk

A study in Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research reported the association of melanoma risk and the use of sun protection factor (SPF) 15 lotion.

Researchers at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute used opossum pups: 174 as controls, 289 with plain lotion and 325 with lotion containing SPF 15, and then exposed them to doses of ultraviolet B light.
They found that the use of SPF 15 sunscreen correlated with a 10-fold reduction in the incidence of melanocytic nevi.

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc.,
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
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