Researchers reported that women who consumed more than three cups of coffee per day had a 20% reduction in risk for basal cell carcinoma compared to those who drank less than a cup a month.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 20, 2011
The Doctors Health Press, a publisher of various natural health newsletters books and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting that researchers found that caffeine could be at the heart of a reduced risk for basal cell carcinoma risk due to consumption of coffee.
As published in the Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin on Monday, November 14, 2011, (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/cancer-articles/drinking-this-could-protect-you-against-cancer) researchers reported that women who consumed more than three cups of coffee per day had a 20% reduction in risk for basal cell carcinoma compared to those who drank less than a cup a month. Men also had a reduced risk, but it was smaller, at nine percent.
The researchers describe the results as "surprising." They said that more studies specifically addressing the association between coffee consumption and basal cell carcinoma and how it works.
Few know that basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. Three-quarters of all skin cancer consist of basal cell carcinoma. It begins in the top layer of the skin called the epidermis, growing slowly and painlessly. Most happen on areas of skin that are regularly exposed to sunlight or other ultraviolet radiation.
Data were taken from the huge Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, which included 73,000 and 40,000 participants, respectively. The researchers reported 25,480 incident skin cancer cases. Of those, 22,786 were basal cell carcinoma, 1,953 were squamous cell carcinoma, and 741 were melanoma.
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