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Coffee consumption linked to lower melanoma risk
Coffee consumption linked to lower melanoma risk

Sunblock you can drink? A new study suggests that drinking coffee could reduce the risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, by as much as 20%. Researchers from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health and the Yale School of Public Health found that the more coffee people drank, the lower their melanoma risk.  To reach this conclusion, the team assessed data from the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study, which included 447,357 non-Latino white participants who were cancer-free at the start of the study. The participants completed a food frequency questionnaire at the beginning of the study, including their coffee intake. Then the...