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A new research analysis shows sipping daiquiris in the sun could raise your risk for melanoma.
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By Marygrace Taylor for Prevention

PreventionPiña 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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