Vitamin pill a day to help ward off skin cancer

Want to stave off skin cancer ? Pop a vitamin pill daily, recommend researchers.

A new study has found that taking essential food supplements packed with vitamin A everyday could make people, particularly women, less vulnerable to melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

The researchers have, in fact,thatfound retinol- a key component of vitamin A - protects against the disease ; the strongest protective effects are found in women, the 'Daily Mail' reported.

However, there is no such link between dietary intake of vitamin A, found in carrots, eggs and milk, and reduced risk of skin cancer, claims the study.

For their study, the researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research analysed some 70,000 men and women who consumed vitamin A through either dietary or supplementary methods.

The findings revealed those who used retinol regularly were 60 per cent less likely to develop skin cancer.

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