Drink 3 cups of coffee a day and reduce the risk of skin cancer by 20%
A new study, announced at the 10th International Conference on Cancer Prevention Frontiers sponsored by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), found that drinking coffee can reduce common skin cancer basal cell carcinoma (BCC, the most common type of skin cancer) with slow progression.One, also known as basal cell epithelial tumor, is at risk.
This prospective study investigated the association between coffee drinking and basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma risk.
It was found that drinking coffee only reduced the risk of basal cell carcinoma.
New research shows that drinking coffee is an important measure to prevent basal cell carcinoma.
A postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School, Song Fengju, a principal researcher in dermatology, and colleagues found that coffee consumption is inversely proportional to skin cancer risk.
Men and women who drank more than 3 cups of coffee a day had a basal cell cancer risk of 9% and 20%, respectively, compared with those who ate a cup of coffee a month.
However, drinking coffee does not reduce the risk of the other two types of skin cancers (squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma).
The researchers analyzed that it is likely that the protective effect is caffeine in coffee.
Coffee excluding caffeine did not reduce the risk of basal cell carcinoma risk.