Study: Coffee can lower risk of skin cancer

7:42 PM, Oct 24, 2011   |    comments
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A new study out of Brigham and Women's Hospital looked at medical data collected from more than 100,000 adults over a 20-year period.

Researchers found women who drank more than three cups of coffee a day had a 20 percent lower risk for basal cell carcinoma. Men had a 9 percent reduced risk.

The researchers did not see a benefit for the other types of skin cancer.

There are nearly 1 million cases of basal cell carcinoma diagnosed in the U.S. each year.

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