A cup of coffee a day can help keep skin cancer at bay, according to a new study.
found increasing the number of cups of caffeinated coffee you drink
could lower your risk of developing the most common form of skin cancer,
basal cell carcinoma.
Jiali Han, associate professor at Brigham and Women's Hospital in the
United States, said: 'Our data indicate that the more caffeinated coffee
you consume, the lower your risk of developing basal cell carcinoma. I would not recommend increasing your coffee intake based on these data alone. However,
our results add basal cell carcinoma to a list of conditions for which
risk is decreased with increasing coffee consumption. This list includes
conditions with serious negative health consequences such as type 2
diabetes and Parkinson's disease.'
Even though basal cell carcinoma is slow-growing, it causes considerable illness and places a burden on health care systems. There are an estimated 80,000 new cases in the UK every year.
Source - Daily Mail