"Caffeine is starting to get attention because it may prevent skin cancer as discussed in the February issue of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Consumption of caffeine has been shown to be associated with lower incidences of nonmelanoma skin cancers in several epidemiological studies (Jacobsen et al., 1986; Hakim et al., 2000; Abel et al., 2007; Rees et al., 2007).
One study of over 93,000 women showed that drinking coffee decreased their risk of skin cancer. Other research suggests that both oral and topical caffeine may offer powerful anticarcinogenic benefits."
I must say that as always moderation is the key here so while caffeine does have its benefits everything has to be balanced.
Happy Mothers Day To All The Mothers, and Grandmothers !
Topical caffeine--coffee bath anyone?ReplyDelete
Happy Mother's Day, Heidi.
Interesting! I can't stand coffee but tea and chocolate I can do!ReplyDelete
thanks for sharing the good news, Heidi. I do drink tea and coffee, but in moderation, like one glass of tea a day, and coffee on weekends only.Chocolates, when I crave, which is not really every week. But with this good news, hehehe, maybe, I can have some more chocolates.ReplyDelete
This is great news. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Fantabulous news! Latte's for everyone! I too wonder if they mean topical rather than ingesting though. I know they have also done studies on caffeine & L-Carnitine used topically for cellulite reduction with some promising results. Happy Mother's Day!ReplyDelete
I don't drink coffee and only a cup of tea a day. So I need more caffeine. :PReplyDelete
Happy Mother's Day, Heidi!
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY. Am just making my presence felt, my friend.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the insightful post. It is interestingly innovative. May I be so privileged to follow your every post? I have been dropping your EC. Hope you're in the best of health.
I have read good things as well as bad things about caffeine. So I think you are right - drink coffee and eat those chocolates in moderation. Moderation is the key : )ReplyDelete
Very interesting post ~ I had a very rare cancer 4 yrs. ago - below my voice box! Also have had one basil-cell skin cancer on my arm 1 yr. ago (my parents had both had melanomas) I do like coffee, so will have to check into this more! What would topical caffeine be found in??ReplyDelete
oooh, Heidi, this is good news for me! I am crazy for coffee, but get this; I like to eat it!ReplyDelete
(don't tell anybody! ;) )
I buy coffee beans unground and love to snack on them. I try not to eat them too often, though, because I'm sure that too much would NOT be good for me.
But hey, now I'm thinking that at least it might keep that skin cancer far away! ;)
It's good to know that caffiene has some health benifits. I drink a cup of coffee at work and eat some chocolates, so I hope that will help protect me from having skin cancer. I also drink some tea every now and then.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the info.
Wierd how every decade, what was once bad for us, is now good for us.ReplyDelete
Diet soft drinks have been bad for us in every decade...hint hint
Awesome I love green tea. Hope you had a happy mothers day Heidi. I'm starting to eat healthy (more fruits, veggies, green tea, multi grain bread etc) and have never felt better. Your blog inspired me.ReplyDelete
I can't imagine my mornings without my two cups of coffee. I do like green tea and your article has me thinking that I should and could make the switch. Happy Mothers Day!ReplyDelete
It sounds like cutting down on the coffee and increasing the tea intake would be a nice, balanced way to get my caffeine and protect my skin :)ReplyDelete
That would be me Hedi i am a caffeine freak. At least its legal right LOL. See ya my friend.ReplyDelete
This is good news for coffee drinkers like myself:) I also consider a regular relaxation massager to keep my skin in tiptop shape:)ReplyDelete
What would you suggest would be a good food that would fit the Fast Food Restaurants type outlet that kids inevitably love ie Chicken Nuggets