Study: Coffee Consumption Helps Prevent Basal Cell Carcinoma Cancer
New studies about the health benefits (well, and risks) of drinking coffee seem to flood us on a daily basis.
The most common skin cancer is Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC). Nearly 1 million people are diagnosed with BCC each year in the in the US. However, according to a new study
, coffee consumption can help prevent the disease.
"Our study indicates that coffee consumption may be an important option to help prevent BCC," said researcher Fengju Song, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the department of dermatology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
According to the study, risk for BCC was reduced by 20 percent in women who consumed more than 3 cups of coffee per day. It was reduced by nine percent in men who consumed more than three cups per day, compared with people who consumed less than one cup of coffee per month.
The study, that was at the 10th AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, on Oct. 22-25, 2011, revealed an association between coffee consumption and reduced risks of the BCC cancer only. It did not find a decreased risk of Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) and Melanoma by drinking coffee.
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