Use of tanning potential as a predictor for prostate cancer risk in African-American men.

@article{Beyene2014UseOT,
  title={Use of tanning potential as a predictor for prostate cancer risk in African-American men.},
  author={Desta A Beyene and Mohammad R Daremipouran and Victor Apprey and R. Williams and Luisel J Ricks-Santi and Olakunle O Kassim and Tammey J. Naab and Yasmine M. Kanaan and Robert L. Copeland},
  journal={In vivo},
  year={2014},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={1181-7}
}
BACKGROUND/AIM Vitamin D deficiency in African-Americans is common due to the high melanin content of the skin that reduces the absorption of UV radiation. To determine if there is a correlation between UV exposure, tanning potential and vitamin D with prostate cancer (PC) risk, we conducted a case-control study of 183 African-American men aged 40 years and older residing in the Washington, DC area. PATIENTS AND METHODS PC status was described as a binary variable as the presence or absence… CONTINUE READING
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