Drink Tea to Lower Skin Cancer Risk


New research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology has found that tea drinkers have a lower risk of developing squamous cell or basal cell carcinoma, the two most common forms of skin cancer.

This does not mean that you can go to the pool, order a tea and skip the sunscreen since no evidence was found that tea drinking lowered skin cancer risk in people who'd accumulated painful sunburns in the past. Also, the study did not look at the relationship between tea drinking and malignant melanoma, the least common but most deadly form of skin cancer. So continue to have your daily cup of tea, but wear sunscreen and protective clothing to be well on your way to lowering your risk of skin cancer.

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