What’s the SPF on Your Morning Cup of Coffee?
So can we officially designated coffee the nectar of the gods? You bet your “World’s Best Dad” coffee mug we can!
Researchers looking at data from the Nurses’ Health Study found that the more coffee people drank (caffeinated, obviously — decaf is for wimps), the less likely they were to develop basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer.
Oh, and — yippee! — it’s not just coffee that helps. Other caffeinated treats, like cola, chocolate and tea, also appear to kept the skin cancer at bay, reports CNN.
Sadly, this doesn’t mean you should install a coffee IV drip in your cubicle at work or start bathing in melted Hershey bars. Nope, it seems that the the research doesn’t give you a license to caffeinate at will.
“I would not recommend increasing your coffee intake based on these data alone,” one of the study’s authors, Jiali Han, tells CNN. “However, our results add basal cell carcinoma to a list of conditions for which risk is decreased with increasing coffee consumption. This list includes conditions with serious negative health consequences such as type 2 diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.”
Hey, that’s still something to buzz about.
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