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Halve The Risk Of Breast Cancer Returning… With A Cup Of Coffee

Thursday, April 23, 2015

For many of us, coffee is a miracle worker, a wonder drug which helps us kick our day into gear and pulls us through the arduous and difficult tasks that planet earth throws our way every day.


But drinking coffee can be much more than a delicious crutch we lean on to give us drive and productivity, as more and more scientific studies disclose the manifold health benefits of the world’s most popular beverage.


Indeed, a recent report has now revealed that drinking two cups of coffee per day can cut the risk of malignant breast tumours returning by as much as a half.


The Report

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The recent research revealed that, for women recovery from breast cancer, a combination of two cups of coffee every day and a new hormone drug called tamoxifen was enough to halve the risk of the disease returning.


Tamoxifen is the main drug which is given to women who have not been through the menopause, and it is, after breast cancer treatment, commonly taken for as long as five years – and sometimes longer.


The report, which was conducted by Swedish and British scientists at Sweden’s Lund University, studied 1,090 breast cancer patients.


Of these patients, the women who had been treated with the hormone drug tamoxifen and had drunk two cups of coffee per day halved the risk of their cancer returning compared to those who drank less coffee or no coffee at all.


Ann Rosendahl, a researcher from Lund University who carried out the study, said that coffee has an "effect on the breast cancer cells" and can "turn off signalling pathways that the cancer cells require to grow."


She went on: "The study also shows that those who drank at least two cups of coffee a day had smaller tumours and a lower proportion of hormone-dependent tumours."


Mrs Rosendahl concluded that: "Just two cups a day is sufficient to make a difference".


Over to you


What do you think about the findings revealed by this latest report?


Will it encourage you to drink more coffee?


Are there any other interesting health benefits that drinking coffee has given you?


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