Groundbreaking research has been published from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden demonstrating that women who avoid sunlight are twice as likely to die than those who expose themselves to UV light, whether natural sunlight or UV tanning equipment.

In an article published in The Daily Telegraph, Dr Pelle Lindqvist says: “The results of this study clearly showed that mortality was about double in women who avoided sun exposure compared to the highest exposure group”

The focus of the research at this leading Medical University  is centred on the influence that UV light has on the production and metabolism of Vitamin D in the human body. More importantly, the research has been conducted on Swedish women, generating results which are more relevant to the rest of us in the Northern Hemisphere.

Further to this, the study was conducted over a longer period of time, with many more participants, making the statistics and results more valid as they show the long-term effects and benefits of UV light on people who live in countries  that have longer winters and shorter summers.

The research abstract can be viewed here

A responsible approach to UV exposure is beneficial to health and wellbeing and provides a whole range of health benefits. Why not visit your local branch of The Tanning Shop today and we will help you design the personalised tanning plan that is right for your skin type and tanning history

Remember, keep your skin well-moisturised and use an appropriate strength of SPF lotion in outdoor sunlight if you are using indoor tanning equipment.

*UV tanning services are not available to patrons under the age of 18 by law.