Sunshine is the source of life and avoiding sunshine will double your risk of premature death.
That is the conclusion from a new study made by a team of researchers in Sweden. (Avoidance of sun exposure is a risk factor for all-cause mortality.)
They assessed the avoidance of sun exposure as a risk factor for all-cause mortality for 29,518 Swedish women in a prospective 20-year follow-up of the Melanoma in Southern Sweden (MISS) cohort. Women were recruited from 1990 to 1992, and were aged 25 to 64 years at the start of the study.
The research team found that the…
“… all-cause mortality was inversely related to sun exposure habits in a ‘dosedependent‘ manner. The mortality rate was increased two-fold among avoiders of sun exposure as compared to those with the highest sun exposure habits. In this study focusing on avoidance of sun exposure, women with ’normal‘ sun exposure habits were not at significantly increased risk of MM or of MM-related death.”
The conclusion drawn in the report is …
“The results of this study provide observational evidence that avoiding sunexposure is a risk factor for all-cause mortality. Following sun exposure advice that is very restrictive in countries with low solar intensity might in fact be harmful to women’s health.”
Extrapolated, it means that 3% of any population are doubling their risk of premature death when they avoid UV-exposure. Or, as quoted form the report:
“The mortality rate among avoiders of sun exposure was approximately two-fold higher compared to the highest sun exposure group, resulting in excess mortality with a population attributable risk of 3%.”
Another interesting fact in the report is that among those who died of malign melanoma, 9 women had used sunbeds while 15 had not.
The result is no surprise for anyone who studied the propaganda for sun-avoidance. But the size of the impact is staggering. Applied on the total population in North- America and Europe, it means that every year, more than one million people die earlier than they should because they have been brainwashed by the manufacturers of sunscreen cosmetics to believe that UV-exposure is dangerous.
The research team behind the report: