Despite warnings, 'tanorexics' still go for that unhealthy glow5/11/2012
New Jersey mom Patricia Krentcil may be taking all the flak for her "tanorexic" appearance, but a new study proves that her tan is far from the exception. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study on Thursday that surveyed 5,000 American adults and found that a staggering number of them still partake in indoor tanning with tanning beds, booths or sun lamps. The indoor tanning rates were highest among young white women, with nearly one-third (32 percent) admitting to the practice that doctors have linked to an increased chance of skin cancer -- not to mention prematurely aged skin. "I am astounded," one doctor connected to the study told the Associated Press.
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