Coffee Prevents Skin Cancer And Parkinson's

Coffee?  A health food?  A steady stream of health benefits from coffee seem to be brewing.  Possibly a Starbucks conspiracy?

Jiali Han MD, of Brigham and Women's Hospital said: 'Our data indicate that the more caffeinated coffee you consume, the lower your risk of developing basal cell carcinoma, type II diabetes and Parkinson's disease.'

Consumption of decaffeinated coffee did nothing, so caffeine is the magic bullet. And sadly, coffee didn't stop the two other forms of skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma, the most deadly forms of the disease.

WebMD concurs with Dr Han, aside from the 'lift' in energy and alertness, the dark elixir can also reduce or eliminate dementia, heart arrhythmia, and stroke. The 'dosage' in most studies assumes 416 8-oz cups of coffee in a year.

Remember the goal is the caffeine, so don't dilute or damage the mix adding sugar, flavors, or other countering agents.  Exceed the dosage and you produce cardiovascular problems such as increased heart rate or blood pressure and irregular heartbeats.  But then so can sex.  So the Angle says go for it - life is short and no one gets out alive anyway.