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esearchers from the Yakult Central Institute in Japan found mice fed on fermented soymilk showed less skin reddening and skin thickening compared to those fed on regular soymilk. ©iStock

Fermented soymilk isoflavones could cut UV damage

By Eliot Beer

Consuming fermented soymilk products may help protect against ultraviolet radiation damage by increasing the number of isoflavone compounds in the body, according to a study on mice.

Green tea extracts fail to protect skin against UV

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Green tea extracts fail to protect skin against UV

By Stephen DANIELLS

A combination of green tea extracts and vitamin C may not protect skin from sun burn, says a new double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial from England.

Vitamin D supplements recommended for people with fair skin

Vitamin D supplements recommended for people with fair skin

By Nathan Gray

People with very pale skin may require vitamin D supplements because they are unable to spend enough time in the sun to make the amount of vitamin D the body needs while also avoiding sunburn, according to new research.

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