Could Drinking Coffee Reduce risk of developing melanoma
If coffee is really so helpful for health, I am sure people should start drinking it in large number. But is it really that much helpful as we are made to believe.
A latest report claims that drinking coffee actually reduces skin cancer risk. A latest study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute proves that consuming coffee actually reduces the risk of developing melanoma.
Researchers analyzed a large number of people in the course of the study. They collected data from over 447,000 men who participated in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. These people were asked to complete a self-administered food-frequency questionnaire in 1995/1996, along with a median follow-up of 10 years.
Researchers claim that the highest usage of coffee was actually associated with a lowered risk of malignant melanoma, at a 20 percent lower risk when compared to those who consumed just 4 cups per day more. The people working on the project also said that there was also a trend toward more protection with higher intake and the protective effect increased from 1 or fewer cups to 4 more. Yet the effect was statistically significant for caffeinated but not decaffeinated coffee and only for protection against malignant melanoma and not melanoma in-situ.