Can caffeine lead to skin cancer?
No Link to Risk of Other Skin Cancers
The researchers did not find an association between caffeine intake and risk of squamous cell skin cancer, although animal studies have suggested such a link.
Does coffee help prevent melanoma?
Caffeine could be the reason for the apparent protection. The researchers found a significant decrease in melanoma risk only among those who drank caffeinated coffee, and previous studies have indicated that caffeine could protect skin cells against ultraviolet-B radiation, Loftfield said.
Can drinking coffee protect your skin?
Good news, coffee lovers: Your several-cup-a-day habit might help protect you from skin cancer. “We estimate that 400,000 skin cancers are prevented annually by drinking caffeinated coffee in the U.S.,” says Masaoki Kawasumi, M.D., Ph. D., a UW Medicine skin cancer researcher.
What should you not do if you have skin cancer?
Protect Yourself With a Complete Approach
- Seek the shade, especially between 10 AM and 4 PM.
- Don’t get sunburned.
- Avoid tanning, and never use UV tanning beds.
- Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
- Use a broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day.