A carrot a day keeps SCC at bay

Dr Linda Calabresi

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Dr Linda Calabresi

GP; Medical Editor, Healthed

Dr Linda Calabresi

Even more reason to eat your vegetables.

Researchers have determined that having a diet rich in vitamin A actually protects you from developing one of the commonest forms of skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma.

According to their latest analysis of two large, ongoing, long-running population health studies (the Nurses Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study), both including over 25 years of follow-up data, it was found that those who consumed the least amount of vitamin A in their diet (the lowest quintile) were 17% more likely to develop cutaneous SCC than those who consumed the highest amount (the top quintile).

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