Coffee reduces risk of cancer in women

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports that research published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention suggests that “drinking four or more cups of caffeinated coffee may protect against endometrial cancer.”

Reuters reports that for the study investigators analyzed data on approximately 67,000 women. Time reports in “Healthland” that the researchers found “that women who drank four or more cups of coffee a day over 26 years had a 25% lower risk of endometrial cancer, compared with those consuming less than a cup a day.” Meanwhile, “women who drank two or three cups a day had a 7% lower risk.”

CNN /Health.com reports, “Although the study, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health, doesn’t prove that drinking coffee was directly responsible for reducing cancer risk, the researchers say a cause-and-effect relationship is plausible.”

WebMD reports that the study also found that “the link between four or more cups of coffee and reduced risk of endometrial cancer was … stronger” among “past or current smokers.”

HealthDay reports, “Drinking fewer than four cups a day did not appear to offer any preventative benefit, however. Nor did drinking tea.”

Coffee now has been associated with:

  • an increase in longevity,
  • a lower risk of diabetes,
  • a lower risk of skin, breast, and prostate cancer,
  • a lower risk of heart disease,
  • a lower risk of Parkinson’s disease, and
  • a lower risk of cirrhosis and liver disease.

Here are some of my blogs on coffee:

It is also clear that drinking excessive amounts of coffee can lead to jitters, heart palpitations, and insomnia in some people.

Here are some of my other blogs about the health benefits of coffee:

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