In addition to this finding, this finding, this finding and this finding — all of which came out in the past month or so — a new coffee study is showing us yet another health benefit of being a regular brew-drinker.
Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School have found that there seems to be a relationship between increased coffee intake (meaning the more, the better) and decreased risk of basal cell carcinoma — the most common skin cancer.
But researchers cautioned that if you aren’t an avid coffee drinker already, this study shouldn’t convince you to try to increase your coffee intake for the sake of protecting against skin cancer.
“However, our results add basal cell carcinoma to a list of conditions for which risk is decreased with increasing coffee consumption,” study researcher Jiali Han, Ph.D., an associate professor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston and Harvard School of Public Health, said in a statement. “This list includes conditions with serious negative health consequences such as Type 2 diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.”
This year in the United States, there are expected to be more than 2,000,000 new cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute.