According to the oncologist, Dr. Mohammad Muneeb Khan, a morning exposure of a few seconds to the sun would limit the risk of the appearance of cancer.
Moderate sun exposure may reduce the risk of developing cancer. You still have to get out at the right time. According to a study reported by Study Findsa daily exposure of just 30 seconds each morning would be most effective.
“Melatonin, a natural antioxidant twice as powerful as vitamin E”
Dr Mohammad Muneeb Khan, consultant clinical oncologist at the Queen’s Center for Oncology and Hematology at Castle Hill Hospital, explains that less than half a minute’s exposure to near-infrared (NIR) light from the sun between sunrise sun and 9 a.m. would provide a higher level of protection for adults and children than eating 2,500 bananas or one kilogram of Brazil nuts a day.
“Going out during these times could reduce the chance of developing cancer from one in two to one in ten, making it a more effective inhibitor than any other single preventative measure,” the study states. Indeed, it is in the morning that NIR light is most effective. The later the exposure, the lower the secretion of melatonin. This molecule proves to be a natural antioxidant twice as powerful as vitamin E, which neutralizes toxins and prevents carcinogenic genetic mutations.
A simple way to prevent
For a convincing effect, the light must “hit the specific part of the retina at the back of the eye”. Looking at the greenery is also a good solution because plants and trees reflect light. Dr Khan points out that this NIR light does not cause sunburn and is not considered a risk factor for skin cancer.
“It really couldn’t be easier. Going outside every morning to catch the best NIR light really could be the easiest, cheapest, most effective, and by far the most natural way to protect yourself,” says Dr. Khan. For the researcher, this morning exposure would also be the key to explaining why certain populations in Asia, the Middle and the Far East show significantly lower cancer risk rates. Indeed, in these countries, the inhabitants are more exposed in the morning before the hot weather.
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