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Citrus and Melanoma

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Recently there was a mention of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology which linked consumption of citrus with incidence of melanoma. Strangely, there was only a correlation with consumption of orange or grapefruit juice, not the fruit.

Studies like this just mean there is an association, not a causation. For instance, maybe if you looked at whether the participants owned a Kindle or not, perhaps some correlation would have been found. Does this mean the Kindle causes melanoma? No. Just probably a coincidence.

Frankly, I’m surprised this study was published. In the meantime, I think it’s safe to drink your juice. I’m more concerned about the link between Vitamin D supplementation and memory problems. I think it’s best to just get your level checked periodically and supplement periodically if needed. In the meantime, eat your dairy, fatty fish such as salmon, eel, tuna and sardines (in moderation), an egg yolk here or there, portobello mushrooms or fortified cereal.

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