Previous studies have shown that (caffeinated) coffee consumption may reduce the risk of non-melanoma skin cancers. A new study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute of 447,000 people from the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study, followed patients for a period of ten years from 1996. All were cancer free at the beginning, and researcher adjusted for various risk factors, such as UV radiation exposure, age, alcohol intake, sex, smoking history, physical activity, and body mass index. Results showed that those who drank 4 or more cups of coffee per day had a 20% lower risk of melanoma.
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