Study Links Rise In Melanoma To Changing Norms

Study Links Rise In Melanoma To Changing Norms

The rising incidence of melanoma may be partially related to shifting cultural norms. The study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, considers changes over the past century, most notably the trend toward tan skin as a desirable trait. Researchers applied an historical framework that divided the past 100 years into several distinct time periods, concluding that the aforementioned shift in beauty ideals toward being tan has led to clothing the covers less and increases in both indoor and outdoor tanning. The authors conclude that changes in norms can work both ways: Australia has seen an unprecedented decline in melanoma largely due to public education efforts.

By | 2019-01-08T09:51:39+00:00 October 24th, 2014|Skin Care|0 Comments

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