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Skin Cancer Found to be More Scarce in Coffee Drinkers

Posted: December 20, 2007

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Abel's team calls for long-term studies to track the relationship between coffee and nonmelanoma skin cancer over time.

Their findings appear in the European Journal of Cancer Research.

In July, other researchers reported that the combination of caffeine and exercise may help fight skin cancer. But Abel's team found that physical activity didn't cut skin cancer risk, perhaps due to sun exposure during outdoor activities.

SOURCES: Abel, E. European Journal of Cancer Prevention, October 2007; vol 16: pp 446-452. National Cancer Institute: "Skin Cancer." WebMD Medical News: "Caffeine, Exercise May Cut Skin Cancer."

By Miranda Hitti, WebMD, November 2, 2007