A Coffee a Day Keeps the Skin Cancer Away
Anybody who has been to a dermatologist has probably heard that drinking water is not only good for your body, but has many benefits for your skin, such as keeping it moisturized and helping ward off pesky pimples. But a new study has found that there is an even better beverage to help protect your largest organ (that’s your skin, if you didn’t know!)
Apparently, your favorite nonfat soy latte is the next big thing in skin cancer prevention! This study involved 113,000 men and women. Those that downed three or more cups of coffee a day had an astounding 20% lower risk of contracting basal cell carcinoma than those who didn’t. Basal cell carcinoma is described as papules that resemble wounds that won’t heal. There are cures for the cancer, but of course prevention is the more ideal choice. However, there’s a twist: decaffeinated coffee did not produce the same results as its caffeinated counterpart. It seems that the caffeine is the primary protective agent, which means that other sources of caffeine, such as soda and chocolate, might do the trick as well. Caffeine can help the body kill off damaged skin cells, which prevents the damaged cells from growing and forming cancers. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you should chug 2-liter bottles of the stuff daily; too much caffeine and sugar can have some harmful effects on the body.
Coffee has had quite the track record in studies lately, as it recently was also found to reduce the risk of diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. As more research surfaces, this could be a game-changer in how people go about the prevention of these diseases. Of course, there are other ways to prevent skin cancer. Wearing sun protective clothing, such as Sun Protection Zone’s Greenbeanz Hooded Jacket, which takes the same coffee that can prevent skin cancer and puts it in a whole new form – a fabric! Our patented process recycles coffee grounds and turns it into an eco-friendly, UV protective fabric that keeps your skin protected!
While we can’t stress prevention enough, if you already have basal cell carcinoma, or a more serious form of the cancer that gives a person hundreds or thousands of skin cancer tumors during a lifetime called or Gorlin syndrome, there is a new treatment. Find out more about that treatment here.
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