AFP - daily consumption of coffee reduces the risk of basalioma, the skin cancer the most common, according to a study published Monday in the U.S. which seems to confirm previous research conducted on mice. The authors of this study, women who drink more than three cups of coffee a day are in danger of developing a basalioma (or squamous basacellulaire) reduced by 20% compared to those consuming little or not at all. For the men - who seem less benefit from this protective effect without the reasons to be explained - consume more than three cups of coffee daily reduced by at least 9% their risk of developing skin cancer.
The research presented at a conference of the American Association for Cancer Research in Boston (Massachusetts, North East) shows that the more we consume more coffee reduces the risk of basalioma. The study authors have themselves expressed surprise at these results. If a relationship was observed in mice between caffeine as an ointment and reducing the risk of skin cancer, epidemiological studies have not clearly shown the same link. "Our study indicates that coffee consumption may be an important option to help prevent the skin cancer," said Fengju Song, one of the authors.
With nearly one million new cases diagnosed each year basalioma United States, dietary factors such as drinking coffee daily, even with modest protective effects, could have a major impact on public health, the researchers believe.
They believe these results warrant further research to better understand the relationship between coffee consumption and a lower incidence of skin cancer. This research was made with data from two large studies, including one focused on 72,921 participants between 1984 and 2008 and the second with 39,976 people followed from 1986 to 2008.