Wake Up and Smell the Coffee: The Popular Beverage May Reduce Skin Cancer Risk

January 23, 2015 11:52 AM

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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee: The Popular Beverage May Reduce Skin Cancer Risk

A new study was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute says scientists have found that drinking four cups of coffee a day has a protective effect against skin cancer. Although the results are preliminary, lifestyle modifications with even modest protective effects may have a meaningful impact on melanoma morbidity, the researchers said.

To determine if there is an association between coffee consumption and risk of cutaneous melanoma, Erikka Loftfield from the division of cancer epidemiology and genetics at the US National Cancer Institute used data from the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. Information on coffee consumption was obtai...

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