A new study presented at the American Academy of Cancer Research meeting in Boston this week suggests that drinking sufficient amounts of coffee may prevent the most common type of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma.
In the study, which followed 110,000 people over the course of 22 to 24 years, women who consumed more than three cups of caffeinated coffee daily had a 20 percent lower risk in developing basal cell carcinoma, while men demonstrated a 9 percent lower risk.
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common skin cancer, comprising 90 percent of skin cancer incidents. Another recent study has suggested that coffee protects against prostate cancer.
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