Increased Alcohol Consumption Raises Risk for Melanoma

POSTED ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2014 AT 1:25 PM  by Dr. Jody Levine

According to a new study, drinking alcohol regularly may increase your risk of developing melanoma by 55%! Researchers also note past studies have shown a relationship between alcohol intake and an increase in sunburn, adding alcohol can affect behavior, causing subjects to stay out in the sun too long, or forget to regularly apply sunscreen.

Read more about the study here: NYC Dermatologist

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