Researchers released a study today which shows that coffee may have more health benefits than previously thought. Doctors already knew that moderate coffee consumption was beneficial in multiple ways but this latest study shows that it can even help reduce your risk for skin cancer. According to researchers nearly 1 million Americans get basal cell carcinoma every year and apparently a moderate and consistent coffee consumption routine can help reduce this risk.
Amazingly the research also confirmed that there is not a specific point at which the effect becomes less noticeable; more coffee consumption apparently means more protection from skin cancer, the protection seems to just continue to increase with consumption. Unfortunately coffee did not have an effect on the other prominent types of skin cancer but it is still promising that there is an effect at all.
The study was conducted using an incredibly large sample size and doctors say that the results are definitely solid. The exact reason for coffee seems to reduce or eliminate the risk for specific types of skin cancer are completely unknown, of course there are follow up studies planned that will likely pinpoint exactly what in coffee is helping eliminate the risk. For now doctors are continuing to encourage patients to consume coffee in moderate amounts simply because the number of health benefits linked to coffee and continuously growing as more and more are being discovered through extensive research and testing around the world.