A cup a day may keep the doctor away!

 

Coffee

To all of us that start our day with a cup of “Joe”, may be in for another treat other than the pick-me-up it normally gives. Research was done by Fengju Song, lead researcher and postdoctoral fellow in the dermatology department at Bringham and Women’s Hosptial and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.

The study states the “coffee consumption may be an important option to help prevent basal cell carcinoma. The amount of caffeine consumption was inversley associated with risk” Song said. This means the the more coffee one consumes, the risk becomes lower.

We should also not that the study could not prove cause and effect. Also, decaffeinated coffee was not associated with decreased risk, and the researchers said any protective effect would likely be caused by caffeine, which is a stimulant. The study did not prove to reduce squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer. There are nearly one million cases daignosed each year in the United States. It is rarely fatal, if treated promptly and properly.

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