People can be addicted to sun because of a substance called endorphins, but what are the specific functions of endorphins?


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Rooster Cogburn , Rooster Cogburn, answered

Endorphins: Natural Pain and Stress Fighters. Endorphins are among the brain chemicals known as neurotransmitters, which function to transmit electrical signals within the nervous system. At least 20 types of endorphins have been demonstrated in humans. Never heard of that addiction before. Don't see how it's related.

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I think people become addicted to tanning and just do it without caring about the health risk... 

It causes premature aging & can cause skin cancer.

Linda Smith Profile
Linda Smith ,, answered

Endorphins act on the same pathway as heroin
and other drugs, which can cause physiological dependence, drug resistance and
similar addiction behavior in rats and mice. This is why people are drawn to
the sun rather than fear the health risk of insolation.

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