01/07/2015

Citrus consumption and risk of malignant melanoma / Consumo di agrumi e rischio di melanoma maligno

Citrus consumption is associated with an increased risk of malignant melanoma.
Citrus products are rich in psoralens and furocoumarins, chemicals with potential photocarcinogenic properties.
Patients consuming at least 1.6 servings of citrus dailyhave a 36% increased risk for melanoma, compared with patients consuming less than two servings a week.



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Fonte: Journal of Clinical Oncology

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