Let sunshine into your heart
From Jillian Hosie
March 11th 2015
Dr Richard Weller, MRC Centre for Inflammation Research at the University of Edinburgh and Dr Darren Shaw, Royal (Dick) Vet School / The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
Are you looking forward to the summer and longer sunny days? Well it might be just what the doctor orders for the world’s leading cause of premature death – heart disease. Exciting new research has shown that sunshine can lower blood pressure. Great news for those who suffer from high blood pressure associated with cardiovascular disease. But what about medical warnings regarding sun exposure leading to skin cancers? Hear about new research that is shedding new (sun) light on the benefits and risks of sun exposure.