Would you ever take a "tanning pill?"

posted by Sarah Jacobs -

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Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital have invented a pill that will tan you by increasing your skin’s melatonin, the chemical that gives your skin its color. That means a natural looking tan without ever setting foot in the sun. This new drug isn’t just for aesthetics – if you are more susceptible to skin cancer, or have had it in the past, increasing your skin’s melatonin is a natural defense against UV rays. So, you’d be getting the look of a tan and natural SPF all at the same time. 

Don't get me wrong, that sounds really cool. But is this going to be one of those things where people start taking it, and a few years later, we find out it makes you grow a third eyeball or something? I'll pass.

[Newser]

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