One more proof that coffee, especially for women,positive impact to prevent skin cancer. Unfortunately, this potential is not affected for male coffee drinkers .
Women who drank more than three cups of coffee per day had a 20 percent lower risk of developing basal cell karsnimoa (basalcell carcinoma / BCC), slow-growing type of cancer, compared with those who drank one cup of coffee a month. While men who loves of coffee has only reduced the risk by 9 percent.
Similarly, according to study results presented at the conference of the American Association for Cancer Research Internationalto 10 in Boston, USA.
"Every year nearly one million new cases of BCC was found in the U.S.. Dietary factors may have a protective effect of small but big impact for public health," said Fengju Song, from the department of dermatology at Brigham and Women's Hospitaland Harvard Medical School.
The data used in this study comes from the Song Nurse's Health Study followed 72,921 participants since 1984 until 2008 and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study involving 39,976participants since 1986 until 2008.
Basal cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer most commonly found of the respondents, which reached 22,786 kasus.Namunbenefits of drinking coffee is not seen in two types of skincancer, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.
Karsnioma basal cells usually occur on unprotected skin. The main cause is exposure to excessive ultraviolet rays of the sunrepeatedly or from ultraviolet light rays. Usually localized andrarely spreads grow.
The benefits of coffee itself to the prevention of cancer is notnew this time is known. Previously coffee was also associatedwith reduced risk of breast cancer, uterine, prostate and coloncancer. However, the benefits of coffee is not seen in peoplewho like to drink coffee dekafein.