A new study suggests the use of tanning beds may be linked to addiction for some.
Washington (WiredPRNews.com) – A new study suggests tanning bed usage can get addictive. As reported by AFP, the study by researchers at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the University at Albany, State University of New York states people who use the equipment may have a higher likelihood of suffering from anxiety and abusing substances.
Catherine Mosher of Memorial Sloan-Kettering and Sharon Danoff-Burg are quoted in the report as stating of the findings, “Despite ongoing efforts to educate the public about the health risks associated with natural and non-solar UV radiation, recreational tanning continues to increase among young adults.” The authors are further quoted as stating that future research may show that “treating an underlying mood disorder may be a necessary step in reducing skin cancer risk among those who frequently tan indoors.”
More information about the study may be available in Monday’s release of the Archives of Dermatology journal.
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