Your risk of developing skin cancer is reduced by taking exercise and drinking coffee.
[August, 2007] Drinking coffee appears to lower the risk of developing skin cancer.
A research team at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has shown that a combination of exercise and some caffeine protects against the destructive effects of the sun’s ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation, known to induce skin cancer.
The caffeine and exercise seemingly work together in killing off pre-cancerous cells whose DNA has been damaged by UVB-rays.
They used mice in their study, but it seems that the outcome would be the same for humans too.
This study is significant because, according to the National Cancer Institute, sunlight-induced skin cancer is the most prevalent cancer in the United States with more than 1 million new cases each year.
So if you like coffee and take a little exercise as well, it sounds like you’ll be protected.
Once again, it seems that coffee is a health drink with some pretty amazing properties.
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