Two carrots a day may reduce SCC risk

Higher amounts of dietary Vitamin A linked with lowered chance of skin cancer, study shows

Just two carrots a day may protect against squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), with a study showing higher intake of dietary vitamin A is linked to a lower risk of developing the skin cancer.


US researchers found those with the greatest intake of dietary vitamin A were 17% less likely than those with the lowest consumption to develop a SCC.

Participants consuming the most vitamin A reported eating the equivalent of a medium sweet potato or two large carrots each day, while those consuming the least consumed the equivalent of a small carrot per day,