Navigation Links
Study Finds Skin Cancer Rates Higher Among Athletes
Date:6/24/2009

With skin cancer rates on the increase, most individuals know the importance of applying sunscreen regularly, but in a recent literature study published in the July/August issue of Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach, athletes may be even more at risk for developing the deadly disease.

Rosemont, IL (Vocus) June 24, 2009 -- With skin cancer rates on the increase, most individuals know the importance of applying sunscreen regularly, but in a recent literature study published in the July/August issue of Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach, athletes may be even more at risk for developing the deadly disease.

"Studies further confirm that although exposure to the sun or UV light may help maintain vitamin D levels, exposure also results in a higher risk for developing skin cancers. This is especially true of summer and winter outdoor athletes, who are exposed to higher amounts of UV light due to training and competition schedules. Sun protection strategies, including sunscreens and sun protective clothing, may help to reduce this risk for athletes," said author Wilma Bergfeld, MD, Senior Staff, of the Department of Dermatology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

The researchers also pointed out that some athletes are at an increased risk of sunburn because of their training schedules and conditions, with obviously those individuals who compete in summer sports being at significantly increased exposure. They noted, for example that during the Tour de Suisse cyclists were exposed to approximately eight times more than the minimal dose of UV needed to cause sunburn.

"Summer athletes are not the only ones in danger of higher skin cancer rates. In winter sports (eg, skiing, snowboarding), higher altitude sun exposure and reflections off the snow and ice, can lead to even greater exposures, especially to the face and hands. One of the studies we sited, noted that skiers without sunscreen at 11,000 feet begin to develop sunburn after only six minutes of UV exposure," said Bergfeld.

The research also highlighted that coaches and trainers may be at increased risk because of similar exposures.

Published bimonthly, Sports Health is a collaborative publication from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), and the Sports Physical Therapy Section (SPTS). Other organizations participating in the publication include the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (AOASM). For more information on the publication or to submit a manuscript, visit www.sportshealthjournal.org.

# # #

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Sports_Health/Skin_Cancer/prweb2566704.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Underweight and extremely obese die earlier than people of normal weight, study finds
2. Underweight and Extremely Obese Die Earlier Than People of Normal Weight, Study Finds
3. Emory researchers announce Phase III study of progesterone for traumatic brain injury
4. Americas Silent Crisis: Addiction -- Downturn Fuels Rising Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Phoenix House Study Reveals
5. Ontario women live longer but dont prosper: Study
6. New EPI Healthcare Study by June ONeill Shows Uninsured Crisis Wildly Overestimated
7. Medical Study Establishes First-Ever Long-Term Benefits for Macular Degeneration Sufferers Using Macular Health Vitamin Supplement
8. Morning People and Night Owls Show Different Brain Function: University of Alberta Study
9. Lab Study Finds Protein That May Inhibit Cancer Spread
10. New Study Says Purported Melanoma Epidemic is Vastly Overstated
11. VA Launches 10-Year Health Study of 60,000 New Veterans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Study Finds Skin Cancer Rates Higher Among Athletes 
(Date:5/26/2016)... , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... intellectual property (IP) to its specialty academic programs. , Answering to the increasing ... existing certificate programs in health law, and environmental and land use law. , ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Cardiac arrhythmia is a common complication following ... survival, reports a team of UPMC researchers in the largest study of its ... Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, provide critical information that will hopefully lead to better ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Dr. James Maisel will ... Long Island Chapter on June 4, 2016, 1:30-3:30 pm at the Farmingdale Public ... Retina Group of New York , is a Board Certified ophthalmologist who ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Leadership of Life Science Logistics (LSL), a ... earned its ISO 13485 certification, indicating the company’s quality control system for medical ... associated with ISO quality standard 13485. , BSI Group America, Inc., a ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Nike Yoga Camps ... from daily practices, arts & crafts, discussions, and games all geared towards enhancing ... Evans have combined backgrounds in kids’ yoga, collegiate sport yoga instruction, and global ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25,2016 FDA ... near-infrared Cellvizio platform for urological and surgical applications ... MKEAY) inventor of Cellvizio®, the multidisciplinary confocal laser ... milestone in the US with the 12 th ... Drug Administration (FDA). This new FDA clearance covers ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , Germany and GERMANTOWN, ... QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN ; Frankfurt Prime Standard: ... licensing and co-development agreement with Therawis Diagnostics GmbH to develop ... be to develop and market PITX2 as a marker to ... high-risk breast cancer patients. "We are pleased to ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... -- According to market research "Global Insulin ... Forecast to 2022 - Industry Insights by Type (Insulin ... P&S Market Research, the global insulin delivery device market ... is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.6% ... is expected to witness the fastest growth at a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: