Is Indoor Tanning Addictive?

Your Health Minute

 

Some tanners say its an addiction.

 

In Your Health Minute today, many young women may be addicted to indoor tanning.

A new Georgetown University study found one in five women who had tanned over the past year has developed a dependence.

And women suffering with depression were more likely to become addicted to indoor tanning.

Researchers say about ten percent of melanoma and skin cancers in the U-S are linked to indoor tanning.

 

The study included almost 400 non-Hispanic white women who were between the ages of 18 and 30.

 

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