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Original Paper

Alcohol Consumption Decreases the Protection Efficiency of the Antioxidant Network and Increases the Risk of Sunburn in Human Skin

Darvin M.E. · Sterry W. · Lademann J. · Patzelt A.

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Center of Experimental and Applied Cutaneous Physiology, Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Allergology, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Received: June 25, 2012
Accepted: September 26, 2012
Published online: November 07, 2012
Issue release date: December 2012

Number of Print Pages: 7
Number of Figures: 3
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 1660-5527 (Print)
eISSN: 1660-5535 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/SPP

Abstract

In recent years, epidemiological data has demonstrated that alcohol consumption is a risk factor for sunburn, melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer. We hypothesized that if the concentration of the antioxidants in the skin has already decreased due to alcohol consumption, then an adequate neutralization of the free radicals induced by ultraviolet light cannot be performed. Based on this hypothesis, we determined the carotenoid concentration in the skin and the minimal erythema dose (MED) of 6 male human volunteers before and after consumption of alcohol or alcohol and orange juice combined. The results showed a significant decrease in the carotenoid concentration in the skin and the MED after alcohol consumption, but no significant decrease after a combined intake of alcohol and orange juice.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Received: June 25, 2012
Accepted: September 26, 2012
Published online: November 07, 2012
Issue release date: December 2012

Number of Print Pages: 7
Number of Figures: 3
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 1660-5527 (Print)
eISSN: 1660-5535 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/SPP


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