Caffeine and Skin Cancer

Researchers have released preliminary information on a study about caffeine consumption and skin cancer. Skin Cancer is the most common cancer in the US, affecting 1 in 5 Americans each year. This new research claims that UV and sun damaged skin may be able to be repaired through caffeine intake. The study done one mice, shows that mice who were injected with doses of caffeine per-day were less likely to have skin cancer, the research shows that the mice with caffeine injections also had fewer damaged skin cells than those without caffeine. The lead dermatologist of the study Paul Ngheim said that it seems that the caffeine helps the body eliminate damaged cells so healthy ones can replace them. Ngheim is hopeful that this research will allow him to conduct similar studies on humans, because he thinks caffeine is a cost-efficient solution for skin cancer treatment and prevention. So coffee addicts stay tuned, your love for caffeine may have some benefits other than just boosting your energy. Photolink
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