Men and Skin Cancer

Did you know men have a higher risk of developing skin cancer? Researchers recently set out to discover why and they found a few answers. One being estrogen. This feminine hormone allows for higher levels of melanin and, therefore, more built-in protection from the sun’s rays. Read more about this interesting study below:

A new study has identified one of the genetic causes underlying the higher rate of melanoma in men. The research group focused their study on the differences between men and women in terms of pigmentation (eye, hair and skin) and sun response, i.e. history of sunburn, and the presence irregular moles and freckles caused by sun exposure.