Sea air helps prevent cancer and cholesterol. Word of science!

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Breathing in the sea air helps fight cancer and prevent high cholesterol. This is what emerges from a study by the University of Ghent and the Flemish Institute for the Sea (VLIZ).

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Breathing in the sea air helps fight cancer and prevent high cholesterol. This is what emerges from a study by the University of Ghent and the Flemish Institute for the Sea (VLIZ).





Have you ever heard of marine spray? Researchers call it sea water that is sprayed into the air by waves. This “marine spray” contains a lot of natural substances produced by algae and bacteria which are good for your health. When you breathe in sea air, therefore, you absorb these substances into your body - the "healthy sea air".

University researchers studied what effects sea air substances have on our genes.

“We took sea air samples and examined them in the laboratory,” says researcher Emmanuel Van Acker. “We exposed human lung cancer cells to those air samples and examined what health effects they cause. We specifically looked at the effects on our genes and compared them with the results of other scientific studies.

Research has shown that sea air inhibits the effect of a gene that plays an important role in lung cancer and cholesterol levels.

“Previous studies have shown that lung cancer cells die and cholesterol goes down when we slow down this gene. Potential new cancer therapies and state-of-the-art cholesterol inhibitors are based on this very principle. Now that we know that sea air slows the effect of this gene, ”added researcher Jana Asselman.

In short, what are you waiting for to go to the beach?

An extra benefit to add to those of the sea even in winter!

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