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Drink Up…but Don’t Forget the Suncreen!

Yay for coffee! Did you know that a new study by the National Institute for Health has added an additional benefit for coffee drinkers?

It appears that higher coffee consumption is linked to a lower risk of skin cancer. People (me) who consumed at least four cups of caffeinated coffee daily had a lower risk (20 percent lower) of malignant melanoma when compared to those who consumed less than one cup per day. Spa-goers will be thrilled to know that there is one more way to protect skin against the damaging effects of the sun.

This is the first large-scale study to look specifically at malignant melanoma, which is the fifth most common cancer in the US and the leading cause of skin cancer deaths.

So, drink up my friends—but don’t forget the sunscreen!

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