Light skin type and long outdoors without sunscreen enormously increase the risk of skin cancer. There are various forms of cell mutation in the skin. Basalioma is the most common, and spinal (also known as squamous) cancer follows elsewhere. Two recent studies have found that people who consume a lot of Vitamin A could at least reduce their personal risk of spinaloma.
Nurses' health study data provided insight into the lifestyle of 75,170 women. During the observation period of 22 years, 2222 participants developed spinal cord. A surveillance study by health experts on 48,400 men found 1,756 of these cases in a 28-year follow-up. Researchers have now studied diet in both studies, with questionnaires asking for different foods over the years.
Five subgroups could be formed, showing how high Vitamin A consumption was shown. In the lowest quintel, with almost no intake, men and women were more likely to suffer from spinal anomalies. The risk was reduced by at least three percent (second quintel) and up to 17 percent (fifth quintel).
Vitamin A important for cellular "stress"
Evaluation can only suggest by observational studies that vitamin A slows the development of skin cancer. However, it fits into the general properties of the substance. Vitamin A is one of the retinoids that helps in cell development. Particularly when "stressed" skin cells require a lot of retinoids, and too much UV light on the skin definitely leads to cellular stress.
Anyone who wants to take Vitamin A can do so through both animal and vegetable products. It is found mainly in eggs, butter and liver as well as in carrots, cabbage and spinach.