‘A sucker born every minute’: Why experts are worried about edible sunscreens

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grocery sunscreens may have had their day in the sun with experts warn that there is no evidence that offer protection and may even cause harm.

Sunscreen in liquid forms or pills theoretically replace the need for greasy lotions and have become popular in the US as well as online.

it is easy to see the appeal.

Although the smart Sol campaign has been working , we still have one of higher rates of melanoma in the world and less than the average Australian adults use sunscreen on a daily basis. Americans are much less likely to use protection.

Not only the messy sunscreen, many people are concerned about what they are putting on your skin .

Enter beverages and antioxidant-infused tablets that claim to offer protection from the inside out by supporting the natural barrier of the skin, increasing the necessary exposure to sunburn and decreasing damage DNA and DNA damage induced by UV.

“If we can make skin care as easy and delicious as drinking a Red Bull, I thought, people use it more,” Dr. Bobby Awadalla, a dermatologist who developed a popular liquid form of sunscreen call, UVO, said The Orange County Register . “People resist putting cream on your skin because they do not like the greasy feel and smell. The athletes do not like sunscreen dripping in his eyes.”

It’s incredible. Or it would be if actually worked.

Despite impressive anecdotes, UVO and similar products that have experts worried.

“They are basically a cocktail of antioxidants and have [in varying forms] existed for a long time,” says Graham Mann, professor of medicine at the University of Sydney, specializing in genetic and environmental causes of skin Cancer.

“All forms of nutritional supplements can be sold without research evidence about what they actually do.”

Dr. David J. Leffel, chief of dermatologic surgery and cutaneous oncology at Yale Medical School, is less delicate with its wording.

“if you tell someone, ‘you can take this pill before leaving or you can drink this nice refreshing drink ,, berry-flavored,’ who are listening” magic bullet “,” Leffell said to New York Times . “They think, ‘I’ll drink this, and then I can do whatever I want because I’ll be protected’ … There’s a sucker born every minute.”

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If people were offshoots of a harmless product, that would be one thing, but Mann is concerned that That is not the case.

says that although supplements may not need tests to make claims, there is a “reasonable amount of research” on the effect of taking oral antioxidant supplements in general.

“Basically there is no research evidence in all that provide a health benefit in terms of cancer,” says Mann.

“In fact there is very good evidence that taking oral antioxidants may actually increase the risk of cancer in some people – have made this long-term studies
.What the data suggest is that, when taken by antioxidants orally are, to some extent, the protection of their own cells or support levels of natural antioxidants, but if you have a cancer of ships or cell cancer board, then’re also protecting cells -. that’s pretty good evidence of research that happens “

Furthermore, it is said that the logic behind the use of antioxidants such protection does not add up.

“Basically the damage the sun does to our skin cells is caused in part by the production of what is caused reactive oxygen species – which is part of what the damage inflammation is in burns sun – but in fact the DNA damage, DNA damage is a very important part of what causes skin cancer is not based on mechanisms of oxygen necessarily at all, so there is not even a particularly good theoretical reason why [you would use these supplements]. ”

What’s anecdotal evidence that people who use these supplements as UVO are seeing a reduction in sunburn?

“One of the things I saw on one of these sites was someone who says they appeared to be less and less sunburn, while they are taking supplements, but even if that were true, which is necessarily change your risk of skin cancer at all, “Mann explains.

“What we know is that the people most sunburns are more at risk of skin cancer, but not necessarily sunburn actually causes skin cancer, it’s just that people receiving sunburn are the people who have more sensitive skin so that not even all the time together as a logical story, although it is very easy to market it as a logical story. “

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of UVO is “sun safe practice.” Mann says there’s only one sure way to “practice safe sun”.

“The way we know we can protect your skin from the sun is the use of barriers – in other words, use sunscreens of different types [not just sun creams, but hats, clothing and shelter] – we know that this keeps the sun out of your skin and which reduces your chance of getting skin cancer. ”

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