That Golden Glow: Can you get addicted to tanning?
by Staff
Should your local tanning salon display more than a skin cancer warning -- one for tanning addicition? Are you tanorexic?

What do UV rays trigger your body to produce?

  • insulin
  • histamines
  • endorphins

What term did scientists coin to describe tanning addiction?

  • tanorexia
  • tanoholism
  • pica
  • narcissistic personality disorder

True or false: Frequent tanners are also more likely to use illegal drugs.

  • true
  • false

What percentage of tanning addicts use tanning beds in addition to tanning in the natural sunlight?

  • 20 percent
  • 30 percent
  • 40 percent
  • 50 percent

What symptoms might a compulsive tanner have if denied his or her UV-fix?

  • jitteriness
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • all of the above

True or false: Tanning addicts are usually thinner than their peers.

  • true
  • false

What does it mean to be a tanning addict?

  • the desire for more exposure to UV rays
  • difficulty controlling the desire to tan
  • both of these options
  • neither of these options

What percentage of frequent tanners have symptoms similar to people addicted to drugs or alcohol?

  • 5 percent
  • 18 percent
  • 27 percent
  • 62 percent

What is a health consequence of compulsive tanning?

  • skin cancer
  • debt
  • metabolic syndrome

What type of disorder is a tanning addiction?

  • psychiatric
  • metabolic
  • physical