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Research finally proves that sunscreen prevents cancer

COLUMBUS– Scientists at Ohio State announced that using SPF 30 sunscreen can decrease risk of tumour by 80 percent.

Scientists verified the sunscreen on distinct mice that have skin comparable to humans.

They previously knew SPF 30 stops sunburns, but this is the primary learning to demonstrate that it can also stop skin cancer.

“Incidence of melanoma continues to rise at an incredible rate, really up there among the top cancers in rising incidence,” said. “We really need to tackle this rising incidence and the way to do that is prevention.”

The medics at Ohio State used numerous varieties of SPF 30 sunscreen with diverse elements, and all of them were operational in averting skin cancer in the lab mice.

“Above the past 40 years, the tumour occurrence rate has reliably augmented in the United States,” Christin Burd, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and the Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology & Medical Genetics, said in the statement.