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Medical News & Perspectives
May 13, 1998

Diet May Affect Skin Cancer Prevention

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JAMA. 1998;279(18):1427-1428. doi:10.1001/jama.279.18.1427-JMN0513-4-1

ALONG WITH avoiding excessive sun exposure, following a diet low in fat and high in fruits and vegetables also may help prevent nonmelanoma skin cancer, according to a report presented at this year's annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) in Orlando, Fla.

Harvey Arbesman, MD, clinical assistant professor of dermatology and social and preventive medicine at the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY, reported findings from more than 50 animal and human studies on nutrition and skin cancer published in peer-reviewed journals.