It's been proven that a daily cup of Joe has some health benefits.   They range from cardiovascular and skin protection to warding of certain diseases...including Parkinson's. 

Now, and new study shows that coffee drinkers are less likely to die from oral cancer.   In the 26 year-long study, scientists followed nearly one million healthy men and women.

The research took into consideration other factors like smoking and alcohol consumption, and determined that those who drank just one cup of coffee per day had a 26 percent lower risk of death from oral or throat cancer.  Coffee drinkers who consumed 2 or 3 cups had a 33 percent lower risk, and the hardcore coffee drinkers, who have at least 4 cups each day, had a 50 percent lower risk.

The American Cancer Society says the study is still unclear as to whether the coffee drinkers are less likely to develop the cancers, or just more likely to survive them.   But, whatever the reason, it most likely has to do with the fact that coffee contains helpful compounds to ward off cancer, and has some antioxidant benefits as well.