Caffeine Fights Cancer

Epidemiological studies have shown that drinking caffeinated beverages reduces one’s chances of developing some types of cancer, including UV-associated skin cancer. Now, researchers propose a possible mechanism for this observation—the inhibition of a DNA repair pathway that sensitizes cells to death after sun exposure.

The results, published today (August 15) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, lend support to the idea that caffeine could be added to sunblock to increase its protective effects.

The Scientist
15 August 2011

http://the-scientist.com/2011/08/15/how-caffein...

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Caffeine could be added to sunblock to increase its protective effects.

Comments

  • TheBrit
    TheBritabout 3 years ago

    Very interesting!! Thank You for posting!!

    Brit :)

  • Hi Brit
    thanks for reading and commenting
    once upon a time caffeine was very bad for us
    now scientists are saying it may have benefits
    they did the same with chocolate
    now the medical profession tell us dark chocolate is good for longevity
    pass the chocy please
    cheers
    Gray

    – Graham Mewburn

  • TheBrit
    TheBritabout 3 years ago

    I always say, everything in moderation eh!! Easier said than done!!

    Brit ! Cheers to you too!!

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 3 years ago

    Good news… thank you for posting this….I love my cofffee ☺☺☺☺☺ ♥

  • annieannie
    annieannieabout 3 years ago

    well we live andlearn they say …so… lets go for itas it seems to me we have much to gain here xxx

  • supernan
    supernanabout 3 years ago

    I like coffee but it doesnt agree with me much so cant drink it in great quantities lol very informative thanks x

  • supernan
    supernanabout 3 years ago

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