Here’s a study about sunlight and pancreatic cancer:

Association Between Ultraviolet Radiation, Skin Sun Sensitivity and Risk of Pancreatic Cancer (2013)

Conclusion:  “Being born in or living in areas of higher ambient UVR [ultraviolet radiation] (compared to lower ambient UVR) was associated with about 30-40% lower risk of pancreatic cancer. People with fair skin colour had 47% lower risk of pancreatic cancer than those with dark skin colour (95% CI 0.37-0.75). There was some suggestion of increased risk with increased average number of hours spent outside at work. This study suggests that people with light skin colour or those born or living in areas of high ambient UVR have lower risk of pancreatic cancer. Our analysis supports an association between UVR and pancreatic cancer, possibly mediated through production of vitamin D.”


Vitamin D Intake and the Risk for Pancreatic Cancer in Two Cohort Studies (2006)

Conclusion: Data for 46,771 male and 75,427 female subjects from longitudinal studies were examined for associations between vitamin D intake and pancreatic cancer risk. Those with lower vitamin D intakes had a higher rate of pancreatic cancer. “Our results point to a potential role for vitamin D in the pathogenesis and prevention of pancreatic cancer.”



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