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People who start using tanning beds before the age of 35 face almost double the risk for melanoma, compared with people who never used tanning beds, according to a meta-analysis inBMJ.
Researchers looked at 27 case-control and cohort studies examining sunbed use and melanoma; the studies comprised roughly 11,500 cases of melanoma. Overall, they found that people who had reported ever using a tanning bed were more likely to have melanoma than people who never used a tanning bed (relative risk, 1.20). People who started before the age of 35 were at even greater risk (RR, 1.87). The authors estimate that nearly 3500 cases of melanoma in Europe — about 5% of the total cases there — are attributable to sunbed use annually.