Can Coffee Protect You From Melanoma?

Your morning coffee may do more than perk you up for the day. A recent study discovered the consumption of four cups of coffee per day may reduce the risk of malignant melanoma by 20%.

Melanoma is the fastest growing cancer in the world. 1 in 50 Americans will develop melanoma in their lifetime. In 2013, there were an estimated 77,000 new cases of melanoma and about 9,500 deaths from the cancer, according to the study.

Read more about this study here.

Our advice: Get an annual skin screening, practice sun safety all year round and enjoy that fresh cup of brewed coffee!

*According to findings published Jan. 20 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.