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Sunday, November 06, 2011

Coffee And Skin Cancer

If this is TRUE, I wear a Suit of ARMOR made of Coffee Beans.

Hey folks,

I know, like me, some of you are getting a little tired of hearing things like this. I takes me back to my "I Eat Want I Want" Series. Every now and then, we get studies that pop up all over the place and tell us that this is Good, uh, Bad, uh, Good, Uh, well, we don't know how it effects you. Wine? Good, Bad, Good but only Red. Soy? Good, Bad, Good, uh, we don't know. Chocolate? You get the idea. Well, on this ever changing revolving Door of Information, is Coffee.

First Coffee is good. Then bad. It offs your chances of Heart Disease, yet may cause Cancer. Drinking coffee reduces risk of Alzheimer's, yet you hear Voices in your Head. Since I drink three POTS a day, NO EXAGGERATION, I should have a whole Party going on in mine. {Smile}

So I always take these things with a grain of Salt. Hey, there's another Good, Bad, ETC. item. Anyway, I always find these interesting, but for the most part, I always go back to the whole "everything in moderation" thing. Well, except Coffee.

So now we learn that Coffee, may actually fight Skin Cancer. According to WebMD - Coffee Fights Common Skin Cancer Coffee Drinkers Less Likely to Develop Most Common Type of Skin Cancer By Jennifer Warner WebMD Health News Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD

Oct. 24, 2011 -- Drinking coffee may help prevent the most common type of skin cancer.

A new study shows that women who drank more than three cups of coffee per day had a 20% lower risk of developing basal cell carcinoma (BCC) than women who drank less than one cup a month.

Men who drank more than three cups of coffee benefited from a 9% reduction in risk of this type of skin cancer.
If this is TRUE, I wear a Suit of ARMOR made of Coffee Beans.{Laughing} But you have to drink the GOOD stuff. None of this stupid Decaf stuff.

Drinking decaffeinated coffee did not have any effect on skin cancer risk, which leads researchers to suspect caffeine is the key ingredient.

"It is likely that caffeine has a protective effect," researcher Fengju Song, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in dermatology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, says in an email. "BCC risk was inversely associated with caffeine."
So what they have been telling us for YEARS. Caffeine BAD. Now it's GOOD. Do you remember Nicotine is GOOD for you? Not kidding. Did you know that Alcohol is good for you? It is. So why is it so BAD to talk about the side effects of these, but it acceptable to expect Side Effects of Man-Made Drugs? Just a thought.

But before you go out and pour yourself another cup of Joe, experts say there are better things you can do to reduce your risk of skin cancer.

"This is yet another study that says there is some benefit in terms of skin cancer for drinking caffeinated beverages,” says Paul Nghiem, MD, PhD, associate professor at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington. “And if you do so, it is another reason to enjoy them. But it is a pretty small effect compared to known things, like getting a cancer detected and cut out early, avoiding sunburns, etc."
So instead of promoting Caffeine and it's possible Benefits, he would rather cut you up. Of course, just like MANY things when it comes to Healthcare, TREATMENT is more Profitable than Cure. It goes on a bit to tell you how and why. Check it out. Well worth the Read. Right now? Going to fill my cup. {Smile} Be right back.
Peter

Sources:
WebMD - Coffee Fights Common Skin Cancer

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