Caffeine in sunscreen could prevent skin cancer, according to researchers.
Sunscreen made form coffee, tea or chocolate could prevent the most common form of skin cancer in the future. A researcher proved that caffeine protects the skin against ultraviolet rays.
During laboratory tests it was shown that caffeine destroys cells that have been damaged by UV rays and leaves healthy cells alone. This is claimed by a team of American researchers. Skin cancer is the fastest growing form of cancer in the United Kingdom.
In the last 25 years the number of skin cancer cases among men has quadrupled and tripled among women. Studies have shown that drinking a lot of coffee reduces the risk of getting skin cancer by a third. And animal tests have shown that caffeine kills damaged skin cells.
The latest research at the University of Washington in Seattle investigates the effects that caffeine has on human skin cells after they have been exposed to sun light.
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