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Relationship between cancer mortality/incidence and ambient ultraviolet B irradiance in China

Chen, Wanqing; Clements, Mark; Rahman, Bayzidur; Zhang, Siwei; Qiao, Youlin; Armstrong, Bruce K

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Background: Studies finding an inverse correlation of ambient solar irradiance with cancer mortality were the first to suggest that sun exposure and probably, therefore, vitamin D might protect against some cancers. Such correlation has been shown in Asian populations in some studies. We analyzed the correlation between mortality and incidence from a number of cancers and ambient solar ultraviolet (UV) B irradiance in China. Methods: Cancer mortality data were obtained from the Second National...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/53813
Source: Cancer Causes and Control
DOI: 10.1007/s10552-010-9599-1

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