BOOZE AND LOSE

Al­co­hol can lower your skin’s can­cer de­fences.

Men's Health (Singapore) - - HEALTH -

Stay in the shade with your tipple, or stock your beach cooler with tea. In a Ger­man study, peo­ple who drank al­co­hol be­came sun­burned 35 min­utes faster than when they didn’t drink – and not be­cause they passed out by the pool or that this ap­plies only to Cau­casians. The re­searchers say al­co­hol can im­pair your skin’s an­tiox­i­dant de­fence sys­tem, rais­ing your can­cer risk. So pour an iced tea in­stead. In a Har­vard study, men who reg­u­larly downed caf­feinated drinks had a lower risk of basal­cell skin can­cer, one of the most com­mon types of can­cer.

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