New Study Shows that Coffee May Reduce Skin Cancer

Coffee drinkerFinally, something we are addicted to is good for us.

Pictured: Before “Occupying” anything, this intrepid Michigan protester warms up with a hot cup of skin cancer medicine. (AP Photo)

Coffee, perhaps Ethiopia’s greatest discovery, has made is possible to attend morning classes and business meetings since the Middle Ages. Now, science is discovering medical benefits hidden in all that steamy deliciousness.

The Washington Post reports coffee drinkers are less likely to develop basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer.

A study conducted by the American Association for Cancer Research in Boston looked at 113,000 participants in two long-term health surveys. Researchers concluded that women who consumed more than three cups of caffeinated coffee a day had a 20 percent lower risk of basal cell carcinoma compared with those who drank less than a cup a month.

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Source: George Mathis, Atlanta Journal Constitution

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