Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Coffee may have an answer for skin cancer

Who would not love to drink a cup of coffee when it rains or snows? I would always.

But here something about coffee - more than just keeping you cozy and warm. It can be an answer to protect patients suffering from malignant melanoma.

Malignant melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer. It usally starts in mole and is triggered by short, sharp bursts of sunlight.

A study recently conducted reveals that four cups of coffee a day can serve as a protective cover against malignant melanoma. Scientists from the US government’s health research department tracked 450,000 men and women for a decade before giving away their opinion.

The volunteers had an average age of 63 at the start of the study when all were free of malignant melanoma. By the end, almost 3,000 had been diagnosed with the skin cancer. But those who drank coffee – 90 per cent of the group – were less likely to have the disease. The more they drank, the lower their odds, reported the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

However, this is just the beginning as the researchers said that their finding is preliminary and more research into coffee and, in particular caffeine, ‘are warranted’.

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