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Sun tanning could be addictive, research finds

Spending time basking in the sun's warming rays may have addictive properties, claim researchers in the [b]US[/b]. [s]BBC News[/s] reports that their study showed that sunlight led to the production of endorphins in the skin. The [b]Harvard Medical School[/b] team said their experiments on mice showed repeated UV exposure led to addiction in the animals. Other scientists said describing it as ‘addiction’ was a step too far but, the report notes, there have been previous suggestions that people can get addicted to the sun.

[link url=http://www.bbc.com/news/health-27866407]Full BBC News report[/link]
[link url=http://www.cell.com/cell/abstract/S0092-8674(14)00611-4]Cell abstract[/link]
[link url=http://archderm.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=421262]JAMA Dermatology abstract[/link]
[link url=http://www.jaad.org/article/S0190-9622(05)04601-3/abstract]Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology abstract[/link]

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