Experts say a holiday really IS good for you. Sunshine reduces your blood pressure, and it cuts the risk of heart attack and stroke.
And all it takes is a little bit of sunshine.
Even a short, sharp blast from a tanning lamp can cause blood pressure to fall, scientists have found.
So experts are in limbo. We are told to avoid the sun to protect against skin cancer, and now new evidence shows not enough sunlight could raise the odds of heart problems.
Researchers now believe the benefits of sunlight may outweigh the risks of skin cancer.
Heart disease is by far a bigger killer.
The study was done by experts at Southampton and Edinburgh Universities exposed the skin of 24 healthy young men to a sun lamp for 20 minutes and measured their blood pressure.
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