Living in sunny cities may be beneficial to your health

Posted at 7:43 PM, Jun 20, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-20 19:43:44-04

(WTVR) - The amount of sunlight where you live may affect your risk of getting cancer.

People who live in sunny areas are less likely to get Pancreatic Cancer, especially if they're fair-skinned.

Australian researchers followed 700 people and found those exposed to the highest levels of sunlight had 24% lower risk of developing Pancreatic Cancer.

Researchers believe Vitamin D gained from sun exposure plays a role, but say more studies are needed to determine the exact link.

And of course, too much sun could lead to skin damage or skin cancer.