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Alcohol consumption and risk of melanoma among women: pooled analysis of eight case-control studies.

Women who are frequent consumers of alcohol may be more prone to develop melanoma.

​This study examined alcohol consumption in relation to the development of melanoma in women by meta-analysis. Eight case-control studies were included in this meta-analysis. Researchers observed that regular drinking of alcohol increased the risk of developing melanoma. The findings of this study indicate that melanoma is more likely to occur in women who are habitual consumers of alcohol.

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This is inline with a recent video I saw on nutritionfacts.org concerning antioxidant levels and how they can protect against sunburn. Apparently, drinking alcohol will use up a lot of your current antioxidants in your blood, leaving your skin less protected from sun damage.

Some interesting things to research further:
Would the antioxidants found in red wine and some beers be at all protective when compared to similar amounts of consumption of other alcohols that contain no antioxidants?

  Marky Yvanovich
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Now that is an interesting question for sure. :-)

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