Increase in Caffeine Intake can Lower Chances of Developing Skin Cancer
A new study have shown that drinking more than two cups of coffee a day or any caffeinated drinks such as tea, soda and chocolates can help lower your chances in developing skin cancer. The reports is based on the journal of cancer research that found out that caffeine has the potential to lower the risk of developing basal cell carcinoma.
Basal cell carcinoma is a common form of skin cancer although generally considered less serious than melanoma. Research has shown that the more caffeine you consume, the lower the risk of a person developing basal cell carcinoma. Researchers have analyzed data from 12,000 people who participated in the Nurses’ Health Study in which more than 238,000 individuals participated in the organization’s studies that began in 1976 in which cancer prevention is the primary focus of the organization.
However it doesn’t mean that people should start drinking unlimited amounts of their favorite caffeinated drinks. A person should not increase his or her coffee intake based on these data alone. However the results of the research have added the basal cell carcinoma to the list of conditions for which risks are decreased with increased coffee consumption. The list also includes conditions that have serious negative health consequences such as Parkinson’s disease and type 2 diabetes.