Caffeinated coffee and cancer

Coffee and cancer, a hot topic in the news lately (July, 2012).

A study recently completed suggests that by consuming one cup of caffeinated coffee, daily, or another product containing caffeine (such as tea, cola or chocolate) can reduce your risk of developing the most common skin cancer which is basal cell carcinoma.

Cup of black coffee

In the U.S. alone, many people show the signs of basal cell carcinoma and other skin cancers as they go about their daily business. It is estimated that 2.8 million cases are diagnosed each

This disease grows very slowly and rarely spreads to other parts of the body or is fatal, however it can grow inward, damaging bones and tissue and it can be highly disfiguring.

Even though basal cell skin cancer does not pose a serious threat, it places a large burden every year on the health care industry.

The study on coffee and cancer of the skin was conducted on 112,897 participants. During the 20 years of follow-up, 22,786 did develop basal cell skin cancer. The study showed that, of the 112,000 participants, women who consumed more than 3 cups of coffee a day cut their risk by 21 percent. For the men, their risk was reduced by 9 percent.

What should we learn from this study about coffee and cancer of the skin?

The study shows that there is a connection between what we eat and drink and the diseases that we get.

Is this a call for us to start drinking more caffeinated coffee?

No, I don't think so ...that would be ridiculous. Here's a few reasons why too much coffee is not such a good idea.

Caffeinated coffee could cause:

• Insomnia

• Rapid heartbeat

• Nervousness

• Restlessness

• Muscle tremor

• Irritability

• Upset stomach

If you drink a few cups of coffee a day, you’re probably fine.

Enjoy it!

It would be better to start finding your caffeine from other sources such as green tea, black tea, cacao and cut down or eliminate the coffee and, for sure, the colas.

More than likely, it's all the other food most people consume that's contributing to the cancer.

It’s true that some illnesses are passed on genetically and have nothing to do with how we ate. Yet, even these conditions can be improved upon by eating a high quality, healthy, balanced diet.

It’s a complete lifestyle that really matters in reducing the risk of any disease.

It's time to put the focus on educating people throughout the world on good nutrition and how we can stop the governments and corporations from continuing to genetically alter our food supply and contaminate the soil it is grown in.

But that's another subject!

This has been known for a long time.

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates

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Hi! My name is Nick and I’m 56 yrs. old and this is part of my story. Let me tell you, I was like a lot of people out there and I had no idea that skin cancer was anything bad. I had Basal cell back in 2007, but that was no big deal and it was removed and that was the end of that. No one told me that it was a type of skin cancer (I looked it up on my computer). But still no big deal, it would not kill me.
But I did know the word "Melanoma"....." --by Nick

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Our Cancer Stories are so similar, mine and Gary's! - by Valerie  

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The Weather Channel has done well posting this information and photos to help you spot skin cancer, including melanoma.
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The bottom line is to get an expert's opinion about any suspicious mole or lesion on your skin. If necessary, get a second opinion  and/or request a biopsy. it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

Don’t put your very life at risk!