The Benefits Of Drinking Coffee On Common Skin Cancers

A recent study is the first large study to examine the benefits of coffee drinking on three types of skin cancer - found that women who consume more than 3 cups of coffee per day showed 20% lower risk of basal cell carcinoma (BCC), and men 9% lower risk compared with those who do not have at least one cup of coffee a month. Drinking decaffeinated coffee did not have the same effect on the chances of basal cell cancer, the most common form of skin cancer, accounting for nearly 90% of all skin cancers, which researchers suggest that caffeine is an important component in terms of cancer.

The most common form of cancer in humans, more than a million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year. The prices of all three types of basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma is the most dangerous, melanoma, have been increasing every year. The most common warning of the approach of skin cancer is a change in skin appearance (new growth or sore that will not heal).

Earlier studies have shown that drinking coffee may offer some protection for non-melanoma skin cancer, but results were not consistent, and most of them are animals or from research laboratories.

This latest study involved examining the effects of coffee drinking on skin cancer risk more than 110 000 subjects who participated in two large studies.

Subjects were observed for 22-24 years on average. During this time, just over 25 000 cases of skin cancer occurred. They include all three types - basal cell carcinoma around 21,000, just under the squamous cell carcinoma in 2000, from 740 to more serious melanoma.

The team saw that the more coffee they drank caffeinated theme, reduce the risk of basal cell carcinoma to, but not the other two types.

Some researchers suggest that caffeine may have some protective effect, that the risk of developing skin cancer was back (gone when another measure came up) associated with coffee.

It is hard to say why coffee could help with one type of cancer, but not others. It is quite possible that the biology of different types of skin cancer is one of the factors. Caffeine seems to help stop skin cancer by killing a small number of precancerous cells that were damaged by the sun and now the division. They should be removed from the body before they get a chance to do any damage, and caffeine seems to do it.

In addition to coffee and tea, and other rich sources of caffeine cola nuts and cacao beans, and caffeine can also be found in some prescription drugs pain, cold and diet pills. It is interesting that caffeine is known to be a mild painkiller and increases the effectiveness of similar drugs.

Of course there are many steps you can take a much more effective than relying on the benefits of coffee drinking to influence the risk of the most common form of skin cancer. If you are fair skin, see a dermatologist regularly, and with a suspicious growths removed before they cause problems is key. How to avoid bad sunburn at any age in life. 

If you live in an area that receives high levels of UV radiation, you're also more at risk, and should take care to cover up and seek shade when the sun, especially during peak hours. Researchers are also considering the effects of drinking coffee, and then goes out in the sun. There is also research underway to add caffeine sunscreen to make it more effective against skin cancer.

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