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Caffeine may lower risk of skin cancer

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As if you didn't need another reason to have a cup or two of coffee each day - now comes word from a new study that the amount of caffeine you drink may lower your risk of developing skin cancer.

Harvard researchers studied nearly 113-thousand men and women over two decades.

The found that the more caffeinated coffee, tea and chocolate people consumed, the lower the chances of developing basal cell carcinoma.

That is the most commonly diagnosed skin cancer in the U.S.

Researchers say their findings are similar to a study in mice that found caffeine blocked the formation of skin tumors.

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