Good news, coffee would be a real ally of our health! If it could prevent several diseases, including cancer, it would also be very good for the skin.
Coffee lovers around the world will be delighted once again! Although much research has proven its health benefits, scientists now guarantee that coffee can be beneficial for our skin.
A new study, published in JAMA Dermatology, found that women who drank four or more servings of caffeinated coffee had a much lower risk of suffering from rosacea, an inflammatory skin disease that causes redness, swelling and irritation, usually on the face, on the contrary. of those who drink very rarely. “Coffee is known to reduce vasodilation and have immunosuppressive effects, which can potentially reduce the risk of rosacea.”, Explain the scientists. However, be careful because “the heat of coffee can be a trigger for rosacea outbreaks”.
In addition to the heat, the suspicious triggers for rosacea also include cold air, exposure to the sun, spicy foods, exercise, hormones and emotional reactions such as embarrassment. To discover the effects of coffee on disease, the researchers analyzed data from more than 82,000 women over many years.
Scientists have found that the more caffeine women consume, the less likely they are to develop rosacea. For coffee in particular, women who drank more were 23% less likely to be diagnosed than those who drank very little.
There was no significant evidence that women who drank decaffeinated coffee, on the other hand, were less likely to have rosacea. Interestingly, other forms of caffeine, such as tea, soft drinks and chocolate, have not been significantly associated with decreased risk of rosacea. Chocolate consumption was also associated with an increased risk!
The consumption of caffeine causes the blood vessels of the face to constrict, leading to an improvement in rosacea symptoms. It can also contain antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties. Not to mention that it can also modulate hormone levels, which can also play a role in the development of rosacea.
Coffee is said to have many health benefits. Studies show that the drink appears to protect against cancer, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, chronic liver disease, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and depression. So there is no reason to be without!