A new study reveals that coffee could protect you against melanoma cancers. The new study is the product of cancer researchers led by Cristina Fortes, Ph.D. at the Istituto Dermopatico dell’ Immacolata in Rome. It is yet to be published in the European Journal of Cancer Prevention.
The only anti-inflammatory food item that was consistently associated with a cutaneous protective effect was coffee, particularly caffeinated coffee.Fortes C. Are anti-inflammatory foods associated with a protective effect for cutaneous melanoma? [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 19]. Eur J Cancer Prev. 2020;10.1097/CEJ.0000000000000591. doi:10.1097/CEJ.0000000000000591
The researchers examined a total of 18 cohort studies concerning anti-inflammatory foods’ efficacy and food components on skin cancer prevention. Containing almost 2.5 million participants in full, the studies examined the effects of foods like fruits, vegetables, coffee, tea, and food components vitamin D, vitamin A, folic acid, niacin, and vitamin C omega-3 fatty acids, and carotenoids.
Out of a total of 18 cohort studies, coffee was considered in seven of them, with six finding a protective effect.