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Drink coffee to reduce rosacea risk, research finds


A new study finds that caffeine from coffee is associated with a reduced risk of rosacea – a common chronic skin condition that causes intense redness on the face, sometimes accompanied by pimples or pustules.

The study, led by Wen-Qing Li of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, US, is published in the journal JAMA Dermatology. It shows “a significant inverse association between risk of rosacea and increased caffeine intake, particularly that from coffee” among participants, all women, who recorded what they ate and drank over four years as part of the Nurses’ Health Study II – a long-term, large cohort project that has been running since 1989.

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