Daily coffee may protect against melanoma

Those daily cups of coffee may do more than just provide energy, they may be protective against the most common type of melanoma, says a new study from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Analyzing data from 447,357 non-Hispanic white subjects from the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study, researchers found a 20 percent lower risk for malignant  melanoma for those who consumed four or more cups per day, compared to those who did not drink coffee.

That’s one thing I shouldn’t ever have to worry about.