Negative Effects Of UV Light May Discourage Indoor-Tanning Behavior

MedPage Today (5/18, Walsh) reported that, according to a study published in the May issue of the Archives of Dermatology, an appearance-based “intervention emphasizing the negative effects of ultraviolet light on skin appearance was helpful” in discouraging indoor tanning behavior “even among young women who were using tanning beds for non-appearance reasons, such as relief of seasonal affective disorder…symptoms or anxiety.” Researchers arrived at that conclusion after randomizing 195 college women to the appearance-based intervention and 217 to no intervention at all, then assessing “subsequent tanning behavior…six months later.”

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