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Topic: Interesting article about coffee consumption and skin (32 lines)
1) From: Frank Parth
Since I live in a sunny climate (southern California) and since I do a lot of flying, this just gave me another reason 
to increase my coffee consumption. Now when is that Harrar lot coming in?
Frankhttp://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,500924,00.htmlA cup of joe a day may help keep skin cancer away: A new study shows that caffeine helps kill off human cells damaged 
by ultraviolet light, one of the key triggers of several types of skin cancer.
The finding, detailed in Feb. 26 online issue of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, could one day lead to the 
development of caffeine creams or ointments to help reverse the effects of UV damage in humans and prevent some skin 
cancers.
Nonmelanoma skin cancers, which rarely metastasize or cause death, are the most common form of cancer in humans, with 
more than 1 million new cases occurring each year in the United States alone. (Melanoma is, however, one of the 
deadlier cancers.)
Exposure to ultraviolet light is one of the mostimportant factors in causing nonmelanoma cancers. The rays cause DNA 
damage to skin cells, which then mutate orbecome cancerous.
Several studies have shown that people who regularly drink coffee or tea seem to have lower incidences of nonmelanoma 
skin cancers. One recent study of more than 90,000 Caucasian womenfound that with each additional cup of caffeinated 
coffee consumed, there was an associated 5 percent decreasedrisk ofdeveloping one of these skin cancers (decaf coffee 
had no effect).
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