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Lower The Risk Of Breast Cancer With Coffee

Thursday, July 30, 2015

If you needed any more incentive to drink coffee (which I presume you don’t, as you’ve somehow found your way onto our coffee blog), then research just out suggests that women can lower their risk of getting breast cancer by regularly drinking coffee.

The findings

To arrive at this conclusion, Swedish researchers looked at twenty years worth of data.

This data comprised the habits of 40,000 women who, on a daily basis, recorded their coffee and tea intake, in addition to the caffeine they ingested from other sources (chocolate, soft drinks, etc).

The scientists discovered that women who drank five or more cups of coffee per day had a 19% lower risk of getting breast cancer compared to those women who drank just one or two cups.


Why is this?

Although there is no clear reason why this is the case, as the mechanisms responsible are not wholly understood, the scientists believe that the anti-cancer properties arise from the drink’s antioxidants which help prevent against the cell damage which leads to cancer.

Not just breast cancer

These recent findings are part of a much larger pattern which shows drinking coffee can help ward of cancer.

Indeed, other than breast cancer, research has shown that coffee can help prevent against: skin cancer, lung cancer, endometrical cancer, liver cancer, colon cancer, brain cancer, prostate cancer, uterine cancer, and oral cancer.

For more information on the relevant research, visit the following webpage:

Over to you

What do you think about this recent report?

Do you drink coffee for health reasons?

Will these findings encourage you to drink coffee more frequently?

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