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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – This week disturbing new research by the Journal of Clinical Oncology was released that shows a link between citrus consumption -or orange juice- and skin cancer.

The study looked at 100,000 Americans over the span of 25 years- 1,840 of which developed melanoma. Americans who regularly consumed orange juice of whole grapefruit had a higher risk of developing the most deadly form of skin cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology called the finding “intriguing” but too early to implement for dietary changes.

Dr. Ryan Fields, a surgeon at Washington University’s Siteman Cancer Center, joins us in studio to explain the risk associated to this study.