HealthDay: Dr. Heidi Waldorf Weighs In: “More Evidence Tanning Beds May Be Addictive”

New York, NY
 – August 15, 2011 /Press Release/  –– 

Frequent indoor tanners may exhibit brain changes that are similar to those seen among people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol, according to a new study that adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that indoor tanning may be addictive. The findings make sense to Dr. Heidi Waldorf, an associate clinical professor of dermatology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. "Like other addicts, 'tanorexics' continue to tan indoors and out despite clear warnings of the dangers," she said. "In my practice, I've seen women continue to tan after skin cancer surgery and after spending thousands of dollars on cosmetic procedures to rejuvenate their photodamaged skin." Learn more