Bust out the coffee and chocolate - caffeine may help prevent skin cancer
July 2nd, 2012
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Good news, java junkies: Researchers have found the more coffee you drink, the more you may be protecting yourself against skin cancer.

According to a new report published in the journal Cancer Research, drinking more caffeinated coffee could lower your chances of developing basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer.

Researchers analyzed data from the famous Nurses' Health Study on more than 112,000 people. One fourth of those studied had developed basal cell carcinoma over a 20 year period. Investigators found the more someone drank caffeinated coffee, (more than two cups a day) the lower their risk of developing this form of cancer.

Scientists noted caffeine seemed to be key factor, because tea, cola and chocolate, all of which contain caffeine also seemed to cut a person's risk.

Read - Coffee could cut skin cancer risk

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  1. Bucky Ball

    Most chocolates are made with sugar, cocoa, and lecithin. Studies proving the healthiness of cocoa, don't prove the healthiness of chocolate. Per Epstein and Olsan, March 3, 1912, lecithin increases fermentation. Per "mnwelldir.org", cancer metabolizes through a process of fermentation; and fermentation requires sugar. Many people break out after eating chocolate because their bodies do not easily digest/assimilate lecithin. For these people, lecithin and sugar, combined, can also be deadly because it stands to reason that if sugar gets held up in the body, by lecithin, then the growth of cancerous tumors accelerates. Therefore, chocolate made with both sugar and lecithin is not good for acne or cancer.

    July 12, 2012 at 9:51 pm |
  2. 1st!

    : )

    July 3, 2012 at 8:24 am |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

      I will break the silence of no other comments to laugh at your post.

      July 3, 2012 at 7:14 pm |
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