Rutgers study links caffeine to skin cancer prevention

    Who says the beach and coffee don’t go together?

    Research from Rutgers University shows a stronger link between caffeine and the prevention of some skin cancers. It might not been too long before sunscreen is just a scent you use as a seasonal air freshener.

     

    The study shows, as the Star-Ledger reports, mice treated with caffeine water and genetically altered to have less of the ATR protein enzyme had lower risks of developing some skin cancers.

    The next step is to see if caffeine works as a topical sunblock. Sunblock, though, probably won’t be your new caffeine substitute.

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