The Latest News On Tanning And Your Health

Virginia Beach Indoor TanningSundays Blue Box Tanning Resort is pleased to present current and recently published articles containing important information about tanning and your health. New research from around the world clearly indicates the benefits of Vitamin D from sunshine or its equivalent in the form of controlled exposure to ultra-violet rays.

As noted professor of medicine Dr. Michael Hollick douments in 2003 book, "The UV Advantage", brief but regular exposure to sunshine or its equivalent several times a week can help to war off a host of debilitating and sometimes deadly diseases.

From the Island Sun-Times - Tanning's Light SideWith the temperature rising and clothes slowly shedding, it is normal to want a healthy-looking tan. In recent years, researchers have found that tanning in moderation can be beneficial, as well as help treat certain medical conditions.

From ABC News - Scientists Say Sunshine May Prevent CancerScientists are excited about a vitamin again. But unlike fads that sizzled and fizzled, the evidence this time is strong and keeps growing. If it bears out, it will challenge one of medicine's most fundamental beliefs: that people need to coat themselves with sunscreen whenever they're in the sun.

From - What We Know About The Positive Effects Of UV LightDr. Michael Holick took a big step forward in 2001 in making the case that sun-induced vitamin D is critical to human health.

From Dr. William B. Grant - New Research Speaks In Favor Of Moderate Sun ExposureDr. William B. Grant, PhD, an internationally known research scientist who recently retired from NASA’s Langley Research Center, has discovered that moderate sun exposure, whether natural or artificial, is necessary to fight numerous forms of internal cancers.

From Medical News Today - Stop Telling People To Avoid Sun - Say Cancer ExpertsA reversal of official advice on the dangers of the sun was called for yesterday in what could lead to one of the biggest revisions of a health warning in decades.

From NBC News - Are Americans Getting Too Little Sun?Tamara Smith visits a tanning parlor when she can’t be outside in the sun. “I’m always indoors. I don’t go outside," says Smith.

From USA TODAY - New Research May Have Doctors Prescribing Sunshine!No one is suggesting that people fry on a beach. But many scientists believe that "safe sun" — 15 minutes or so a few times a week without sunscreen — is not only possible but helpful to health...

Vitamin D myths, facts and statisticsVitamin D prevents osteoporosis, depression, prostate cancer, breast cancer, and even effects diabetes and obesity. Vitamin D is perhaps the single most underrated nutrient in the world of nutrition...

Sunshine's role in making vitamin DVitamin D is nicknamed the "sunshine vitamin" because the skin makes it from ultraviolet rays. Sunscreen blocks its production, but dermatologists and health agencies have long preached that such lotions are needed to prevent skin cancer. Now some scientists are questioning that advice. The reason is that vitamin D increasingly seems important for preventing and even treating many types of cancer...

From NYTIMES - Sunshine Good Medicine After All (PDF File)

* Please note that although we select these articles from reputable sources, the accuracy of and the opinions contained in these articles are the responsibility of the authors and publishers, and not of Sundays Blue Box Tanning Resort.

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