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Harvard study finds coffee consumption associated with decreased risk for basal cell carcinoma:

  • Posted: October 25, 2011

Caffeine could be related to an inverse association between basal cell carcinoma risk and consumption of coffee, a Harvard study found. The prospective study, presented at the 10th AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, held Oct. 22-25, 2011, examined the risks of basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and melanoma in connection with coffee consumption and found a decreased risk for BCC only.

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