Youth tanning bed use linked with increased likelihood of melanoma

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

There's new evidence that the younger the age women begin to use tanning beds, the more dangerous it is for their health.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota found that women who get melanoma in their 20s, 30s and 40s were more likely to have used tanning beds at a younger age.

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer.

Researchers also found that women who were diagnosed with skin cancer in their 40s most likely started using tanning beds when they were teenagers.

Skin cancer among women is rising faster than in men.