Eating fish may increase risk of skin cancer

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In a recent study conducted by scientists from Brown University, it was found that eating fish may be linked to a higher risk of skin cancer.

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and it can be classified into different types like squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and melanoma.

Melanoma, though less common, is known to be more dangerous and can spread to other parts of the body, causing death.

Previous studies have tried to establish the connection between eating fish and the risk of skin cancer, but the findings have been inconsistent.

Moreover, few studies have tried to distinguish the type of fish cooking with the risk of melanoma.

The new study examined the link between eating fish and the risk of melanoma. The researchers analyzed data from 491,367 people who participated in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study.

The study ran for 16 years, and during that time, 5,034 cases of malignant melanoma and 3,284 cases of melanoma in situ were identified.

The results showed that a higher total fish intake is linked to a higher risk of malignant melanoma and melanoma in situ.

Melanoma in situ is a type of skin cancer that involves cancer cells in the top layer of the skin (the epidermis).

The study also found that there was a link between tuna intake and non-fried fish intake, and the risk of malignant melanoma and melanoma in situ.

However, fried fish intake was linked to a lower risk of malignant melanoma, but not melanoma in situ.

Although the researchers concluded that higher total fish intake, tuna intake, and non-fried fish intake were associated with higher risks of both malignant melanoma and melanoma in situ, they acknowledged that future studies are needed to examine the biological mechanisms underlying these associations.

The study had several limitations. For example, the researchers did not account for some risk factors for melanoma such as mole count, hair color, or history of severe sunburn and sun-related behaviors.

Additionally, the average daily fish intake was calculated at the beginning of the study, so it may not be representative of the participants’ lifetime diets.

In conclusion, the study found a link between eating fish and the risk of skin cancer.

However, more research is needed to fully understand the biological mechanisms that underlie this association.

As with any health-related issue, it is always best to speak with a healthcare provider before making any changes to your diet or lifestyle.

If you care about skin health, please read studies that smoking could cause this chronic skin disease, and Vitamin B3 could help prevent skin cancers.

If you care about skin cancer, please read studies that low-carb diet could increase overall cancer risk, and vitamin D supplements strongly reduces cancer death.

The research is published in Cancer Causes & Control and was conducted by Eunyoung Cho et al.

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