The Healing Sun: Prostate Cancer and The Sun

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The Healing Sun by Richard Hobday presents evidence showing an increase in disease with a decrease in sunlight exposure.  This article discuss the relationship of: Prostate Cancer and The Sun

How Sunlight Can Prevent Serious Health Problems

by Richard Hobday, taken from his book, The Healing Sun


Prostate Cancer and The Sun

Prostate cancer shows a similar geographic variation to cancers of the breast and colon. The known risk factors for this cancer are older age, dark skin and northern latitudes, all of which are associated with a decreased synthesis of vitamin D. The highest rates of prostate cancer occur in the United States, Canada and Scandinavia, while Japan has a low incidence of the disease. A study published in the journal Cancer in 1992 found that there was a significant north-south trend in the United States with a reduction in deaths from the disease as sunlight intensity increased. Mortality rates were highest in the northeast of the United States and lowest in the southwest. They were also lower amongst white-skinned Americans than in African-Americans and this could not be attributed to any differences in socioeconomic status. In common with breast and colon cancer, mortality rates from prostate cancer show an inverse association with the availability of ultraviolet radiation from the sun. As prostate cancer is the most prevalent non-skin cancer amongst men in the United States, and the second leading cause of male cancer deaths, this is an illuminating piece of research for older men — especially those with darker skin who are at higher risk of developing this condition.




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