A sunscreen that’s used as part of an ecg intervention in children may help reduce the development of skin cancer, a study published online Monday finds.
In a study of 686 children ages 6 to 18 in the Netherlands, researchers at the University of Utrecht and Wageningen University found that children who were treated with a combination of sunscreen, sunblock and alcohol were less likely to develop melanoma than those who were not given sunscreen or sunscreen-based treatments.
The study, published in the Journal of Dermatology, used data from the Netherlands’ National Cancer Registry to examine the effects of a sunscreen and a sunscreen-free diet on the development and progression of melanoma in adults.
The researchers, led by Dr. Anja Jankowska, noted that children’s skin is often underdeveloped and may be prone to the development, spread and progression that characterize early-stage melanoma.
The findings of the study, which involved nearly 1,000 children, support earlier studies showing that sunscreen and alcohol may be effective in preventing melanoma development in adults, Jankowski said.
Sunscreen is used primarily in Europe and is usually applied in the shower or with a spray bottle or applicator.
The American Cancer Society advises people not to use sunscreen for up to 12 hours after swimming or if they have an allergy to sunscreens.
In the study published Monday, the researchers found that those who received a combination sunscreen and an alcohol-based treatment had a slightly lower incidence of melanomas compared to those who had no sunscreen.
The results were significant for both the total and localized melanomas.
However, the most dramatic difference came in the overall rate of melanocytic lesions, which includes both local and total melanomas, the authors wrote.
A sunscreen-focused diet also helped to reduce melanocysis, the study authors wrote, and the study showed that the combined effects of sunscreen and sunscreen-containing diet reduced melanocytosis.
“We know that sun exposure is important for human health,” said Jankowicz.
“So what does it mean for children who are getting sunburn and those who are not?
The sunburn reduction may be the result of some other underlying factors that are not completely clear.
It could be that a sunscreen that protects against sunburn may be a helpful part of a holistic approach to preventing skin cancer.”
The study is the first to examine whether sunscreen and alcohol treatments can reduce melanoma and to examine their combination, the investigators said.
The findings suggest that sunscrubbing may help in the prevention of melanosplit melanoma, which is the most common form of the disease.
In a related study, Jinkowski and colleagues from Wageningens University in the U.K., reported that people who had been treated with the combination of alcohol and sunscreen had reduced melanoma rates and that this reduction was more pronounced among people who did not have any skin cancers.
Children in the Dutch study were given a diet of fruit juice and fruit drinks to reduce the consumption of alcohol.
The researchers concluded that this diet, combined with a sun-protective program, was the most effective way to reduce skin cancer in children.
The Netherlands is one of the top European countries in terms of sunscreen usage.
In the U.”s., the rate of sunburn has declined sharply since 2009, when the country ranked as one of only four countries in the world that doesn’t require sunscreen to be worn.
According to the U., sunscreen use in the United States dropped from 42 percent in 2009 to 17 percent in 2017, while the rate dropped from 16 percent in the country in 2013 to 2 percent in 2018.
Many countries, including the U, have taken steps to encourage consumers to use sunscrubs and alcohol-free products, including introducing mandatory sunscrobes in schools.
In addition, the European Union has mandated that the use of alcohol-containing products and sunscreen products be limited to 10 minutes daily for adults and 10 minutes per day for children.
The United States is among the few countries in Europe that does not require sunscrims or sunscreen in schools, where students often wear their own sunscreen.
Dr. Mireia Szabo, an associate professor of dermatology at the university and co-author of the paper, said she is excited about the potential of the sunscreener as a treatment for children with melanoma because sunscreen is used widely by adults, especially among children.”
Children who get sunburn often don’t get sunburnt, so this is something we can work on,” she said.”
In addition to the fact that sunscreen protects against melanomas and skin cancer itself, it is a safe and effective way of preventing the progression of the cancer.