Daily coffee may protect against melanoma, study says

January 20, 2015 9:00 PM

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Daily coffee may protect against melanoma, study says

Those daily cups of coffee may do more than just provide energy, they may be protective against the most common type of melanoma, says a new study from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Analyzing data from 447,357 non-Hispanic white subjects from the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study, researchers found a 20 percent lower risk for malignant melanoma for those who consumed four or more cups per day, compared to those who did not drink coffee.

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