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Here’s something unexpected: Sunbathers live longer

By: Robert H. Shmerling, M.D., Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications Surprising, right? But thatís the conclusion of a new study that compared the life spans of many people with varying amounts of sun exposure. They found that among nearly 30,000 women in Sweden, who were each monitored for about 20 years, those who spent more time in the sun actually lived longer and had less heart disease and fewer non-cancer deaths than those…

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