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Orange juice and grapefruit linked to melanoma skin cancer


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Orange juice and grapefruit linked to melanoma skin cancer

 

Date: 02/07/2015

"Drinking a glass of orange juice or eating a fresh grapefruit for breakfast may increase the risk of skin cancer," the Mail Online reports.

A US study did find a small increase in the risk of melanoma, but the benefits of unsweetened fruit juice shouldn't be overlooked.

A glass (150ml) of fruit juice counts as one of your recommended five daily portions of fruit and vegetables, which in turn can protect against a range of chronic diseases.

The US study involved more than 60,000 female and 40,000 male health professionals. Participants were asked to fill out a questionnaire every two to four years about their diet, lifestyle and incidence of skin cancers.

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Source: NHS

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