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Study Suggests Citrus Consumption Linked to Melanoma Risk

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According to the Cosmetics & Toiletries website, a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests a possible link between the consumption of citrus and an increased risk of malignant melanoma.

Although grapefruit showed the most apparent association with risk of melanoma, researchers noted they do not recommend changing fruit consumption as it is important for overall health. However, until more is learned about furocoumarins, individuals consuming citrus fruits on a regular basis should be extra careful with sun exposure.

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