Are You Hooked on This, Too?

Like sugar and drugs, UV radiation activates reward centers in the brains of habitual tanners. One study even found that, in rats, UV functions much like heroin: It produces feel-good endorphins, increases pain thresholds—and, later, elicits withdrawal symptoms. And lest you think tanning is less dangerous than drugs, we’ve got just one word for you: melanoma.

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