Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wellness Wednesday

Doctors and scientists already know that tanning (especially with tanning beds) ages skin and can cause skin cancer.  However, now there is yet another reason to avoid tanning.  New research shows that people who use tanning beds have a change in brain activity that mimics drug addiction.  That is, not only are you putting yourself at risk for deadly skin cancer, your body begins to actually crave the experience.  Go here to read about this study.


2 comments:

Lisa Sharp said...

Can't say I'm really surprised by this.

Cherie said...

Lisa, It just amazes me the people who do tanning beds and know about the cancer. So I'm sure the brain issue won't change their minds either. :(