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A recent study has been published by the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Yale School of Public Health at Yale University in New Haven, CT suggesting that drinking coffee can lower your risk of developing melanoma. Click here to read the full article.
Skin cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the United States. Exposure to UVB rays from the sun increases your risk of developing melanoma, but coffee may have the ability to reduce that risk. According to the study, drinking a cup of coffee a day can reduce your chance of getting skin cancer by 20%.
The antioxidants found in coffee prevent cancer caused by UVB rays by inducing cell apoptosis, protecting against oxidative stress and DNA damage, reducing inflammation in epidermal cells, and inhibiting changes in DNA methylation.
So go ahead and grab that afternoon latte! You may be saving yourself from getting melanoma.