Caffeine and exercise may work together to ward off skin cancer, research suggests.
An early study found the combination reduced the number of skin tumours in cancer-prone mice by 62 per cent. Tumours also shrank by 85 per cent in treated animals.
Study leader Dr Yao-Ping Lu, from Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in New Jersey, US, said: "We found that this combination treatment can decrease sunlight-caused skin cancer formation in a mouse model.
"I believe we may extrapolate these findings to humans and anticipate that we would benefit from these combination treatments as well."
Source: The journal of scientific merit, The West Australian