Study shows coffee may protect against skin cancer

January 21, 2015 7:09 AM

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Study shows coffee may protect against skin cancer

Coffee drinkers may face lower risk of melanoma, as a new study has suggested that it may have a protective effect against the skin cancer.

Erikka Loftfield, M.P.H., of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, used data from the NIH-AARP Diet and Health study to determine if there was an association between coffee consumption and risk of cutaneous melanoma. All subjects (who were non-Hispanic white) i...

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