Coffee has managed to cultivate one of the most wildly varying reputations. Its benefits and health risks change on a seemingly daily basis and depending on who you ask, it may or not be something you should be drinking. And then there’s something called basal cell carcinoma, a very common form of skin cancer that a Miami dermatologist deals with each year due to its prevalence. What do these two things have in common?
As it turns out, coffee may actually be beneficial after all. Recent research shows that consuming coffee may actually help to prevent basal cell carcinoma. In fact, the amount consumed also contributed to a lower risk which means those of you who enjoy a daily cup of coffee may have dramatically reduced chances of developing the common form of skin cancer.
You should be aware that this finding does not apply for decaffeinated coffee nor does drinking coffee affect the odds of developing other forms of skin cancer such as squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Also remember that excessive coffee consumption can have negative health effects due to the presence of the stimulant caffeine. Always consult a Miami dermatologist if you have questions about your skin.