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30 Ways To Cancer-Proof Your Life

Prevention Logo By Denise Foley of Prevention | Slide 1 of 30: People who get the most vitamin D, which lies dormant in skin until ultraviolet rays activate it, may protect themselves from a variety of cancers, including non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, breast, and colon. (If you think your vitamin D deficient, look for these 5 signs.) Ironically, it even improves survival rates of melanoma, the most serious skin cancer. But 10 to 15 minutes a few days a week is all it takes to benefit. If you're out any longer than that, slather on the sunscreen. (If you go the supplement route, aim for 400 IU of vitamin D a day.)

Worship a wee bit of sun

People who get the most vitamin D, which lies dormant in skin until ultraviolet rays activate it, may protect themselves from a variety of cancers, including non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, breast, and colon. Ironically, it even improves survival rates of melanoma, the most serious skin cancer. But 10 to 15 minutes a few days a week is all it takes to benefit. If you're out any longer than that, slather on the sunscreen. (If you go the supplement route, aim for 400 IU of vitamin D a day.)

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