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Surya Namaskara Helps Humans Keep Cancer Away: Nobel Chemistry Prize Winner

Amazing but all the new research points out at the Vedic period practice like early morning Surya Namaskar, which holds good for a healthy lifestyle and even the Nobel Prize to Aziz Sancar, from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, US, vindicates it as espoused over thousands of years.

Dr. Sancar shared the Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday with two others — Tomas Lindahl of Francis Crick Institute and Clare Hall Laboratory, Hertfordshire, U.K. and Paul Modrich of Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, U.S.

Dr. Sancar’s research into mapping nucleotide excision and people born with defects in this regard will develop skin cancer if they are exposed to sunlight. His study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in November 2011 found that the time of day of exposure to UV radiation is a “contributing factor” to skin cancer in mice.

“If you really must go to a tanning booth, do it in the morning,” Aziz Sancar told New Scientist. Because his study on how a mouse’s circadian rhythms affect its ability to repair DNA damage caused by UV radiation in the morning. Unlike mice, humans being diurnal, can expect the opposite effect or greater ability to repair DNA damage from the UV radiation in the morning.

Essentially, it points at Morning Prayer Indians have espoused over the period to Sun and the ability of morning Sun rays to repair UV damage to DNA. His research showed that mice exposed to UV rays (280-320 nm) at 4 am developed skin cancers at a “faster rate” at 5 times higher than those exposed to UV rays at 4 pm.

Since humans are diurnal unlike mice, their susceptibility to UV radiation-induced skin cancers is likely to be less in the morning. However, any recommendation for best times for UV radiation exposure should be based on individual’s circadian rhythm, the research said.

 

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