I have no idea why this study is coming out in late October when it's completely out-of-season. So, um, file this away in your brain until the weather turns nice, or you go on a vacation.
--Scientists at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill just released the results of a study on sunbathing . . . and they say they've figured out the SAFEST way for you to tan.
--They found that tanning in the MORNING is the key. In the morning, your body is generating a protein that repairs the UV damage from the sun. So you'll get tan . . . but put yourself at less risk of skin cancer.
--As for a specific time of day, you're best off tanning at 7:00 A.M. That's when the protein levels are peaking.
--The scientists tested it on lab mice and found that mice exposed to UV light in the morning had five times fewer tumors than mice exposed to UV light in the afternoon.