The surprising beach habit that may affect skin cancer risk

A new research analysis shows sipping daiquiris in the sun could raise your risk for melanoma.
Drinking on the beach danger


By Marygrace Taylor for Prevention

Prevention Piña coladas and daiquiris may be part of what makes beachside vacations great, but new research shows there might be a reason to think twice before ordering that umbrella drink: Imbibing in the sun could increase your chances for skin cancer.

A new analysis of 16 studies published in the British Journal of Dermatology concludes that downing more than one drink per day is associated with a 20 percent increased risk for melanoma, the most serious skin cancer type.

Keep reading to see why drinking in the sun may be dangerous…

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