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Coffee Study Suggests Caffeine and Exercise Can Reduce Skin Cancer

WASHINGTON  (AP) - It's credited with keeping drivers awake behind the wheel and office workers alert at the keyboard, but can adding a cup or two of coffee to a person's daily exercise routine also provide better protection from skin cancer?

Researchers at Rutgers University said it can.  Doctor Allan Conney says tests on mice show that a combination of caffeine and voluntary exercise, though not necessarily at the same time, provides better protection than if either one or the other are taken.

Conney admits more tests are needed to see if it does the same for humans and he also says people should continue to use sunscreen. 

The National Cancer Institute says Americans suffer one million new cases of skin cancer every year.

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