A recent large study as suggested that drinking four cups of coffee a day was associated with a 20% lower risk of melanoma. And this was even despite accounting for other lifestyle and environmental factors such as age, BMI, smoking history, and UV exposure.
And unfortunately folks, this only applies to the caffeinated variety! Decaf wont do it!
I am not at all suggesting that you should drink coffee as your sunscreen. Sun protection is still the best way to prevent melanoma! And of course too much coffee can have ill health effects…but For a coffee LOVER like me, this new research is exciting!!!