Posted by admin | Posted in Cancer, Disease, Health Info, Skin Care | Posted on 24-06-2012
If you are a female smoker and are looking for a reason to quit, consider this: A new study found a link between the use of snuff and skin cancer.
The study found that women with skin cancer were more likely to have smoked than those without the disease. And those who smoked for at least 20 years were twice as likely to develop this type of skin cancer.
On the other hand, male smokers showed a smaller increase in risk for the disease.
The study’s says he does not know the reason for the difference between the sexes, as had also considered other external factors such as sun exposure.
However, research on lung cancer may offer a clue. Hormonal differences between the sexes that affect nicotine metabolism and the body’s ability to repair DNA damage in lung cells caused by smoking have been reported previously, suggesting that the female hormone, estrogen, may play important role.
In the study, researchers found that the more people smoked, the more likely they were to develop skin cancer. But even if you found an association between smoking and disease, could not prove cause and effect.
And despite the high rate of risk for the relationship between smoking and skin cancer among women, men overall are more likely to develop this disease, probably because their skin is more sensitive to sun exposure.