Caffeine, exercise may fight skin cancer - CBS 5 - KPHO

Caffeine, exercise may fight skin cancer

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Have a cup of coffee or caffeine the next time you finish exercising. It may just help protect you against skin cancer.

Researchers gave mice a dose of caffeine and had them exercise on a running wheel.

Those mice experienced 62 percent fewer skin tumors from exposure to sunlight.

Doctors hope those findings can eventually be applied to humans.

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