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Caffeinated Coffee Lowers Skin Cancer Risk

July 02, 2012 Jim Couch

 

With summer in full swing, many of us are thinking about protecting our skin from the sun when we head outside.  Some more recent good news for coffee drinkers is that the more we drink, the more we may be protecting ourselves against skin cancer.

 

Cancer Research published a report that drinking more caffeinated coffee can lower the chances of developing basal cell carcinoma, which is the most common form of skin cancer.  This was determined by more than 112,000 people over 20 years.  It’s likely this protective benefit is linked to caffeine because tea, soda, and chocolate (all of which are caffeinated) seemed to lower the risk.  Why not bring an iced coffee next time you head to the beach? :)



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