Coffee, remedy against skin cancer new details discovered
Coffee, remedy against skin cancer new details discovered.
Regular consumption of coffee reduces the risk of a type of skin cancer, say the authors of a study published Monday to accredit the idea that this drink has really anticancer properties.
According to previous studies, coffee contributes to decreased risk of prostate cancer and tumors in the cervix.
In addition, according to a study published Monday in the U.S., women who drank more than three cups of coffee per day has a decreased risk of bazaliomului (basal cell carcinoma) by 20%, compared with women who consumed less coffee or no.
For men - who seem to benefit more than this protective effect, for reasons still unknown - the consumption of at least three cups of coffee a day reduces the risk of skin cancer at least 9%.
According to this study, presented at a conference being organized by the American Association for Cancer Research, the American city of Boston, with both coffee consumption is higher, the risk of bazaliomului is lower.
The study authors themselves said they were surprised by these results.
Although a particular link has been observed in mice between the caffeine in the form of ointment and reduce the risk of skin cancer, epidemiological studies have clearly revealed the same link.
According to the study conducted on mice, published in August 2011, conducted by researchers at Washington State University, caffeine had protective effects at the molecular level by neutralizing a protein.
This protein plays a key role for the multiplication of skin cells damaged by ultraviolet sunlight.
According to the study published Monday "coffee - decaf not - could be an important option to help prevent skin cancer," which is often curable type of cancer and is most common, says one of the authors, Fengju Song .
With nearly one million new cases diagnosed each year bazaliom U.S. daily dietary advice, and recommendation to drink coffee, even with modest protective effects, could have a big impact on public health.
According to scientists, these results warrant further research to better understand the link between coffee consumption and a lower frequency of skin cancer.
The study was conducted based on data from two large studies. The first was conducted on 72,921 participants between 1984 and 2008, and the second on a sample of 39,976 people monitored during 1986-2008.
This is not the first time coffee and virtues were attributed to cancer. In May 2011, a study conducted by scientists from Harvard School of Public Health, showed that men who drink six cups of coffee per day has a 20% decrease in risk of developing prostate cancer. Percentage up to 60% for the worst forms of this cancer, which is deadly.
Risk reductions were similar in the case of coffee with caffeine and decaffeinated, making them the experts to say that the virtues of this drink is associated with its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
In 2008, another study conducted in Japan revealed a 60% decrease in risk of cervical cancer in women who drank more than three cups of coffee per day, compared with women who drank less than two cups a week.
The study, commissioned by the Japanese Ministry of Health, was conducted on a sample of 54,000 women aged between 40-69 years, a period of 15 years.
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