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Coffee and Cancer

Coffee and Cancer: What’s The Relationship?

Coffee is consumed by billions of people throughout the world, which makes it an ideal beverage to conduct health studies on. Recent research has shown there may be some benefit to drinking coffee and preventing cancer, yet for a very long time it was thought that coffee was actually the cause of many types of cancers. Fortunately for us coffee lovers, there was never any research to adequately support those claims. An example of a recent study was one conducted by the Harvard Medical School. It resulted in a finding that showed those who drink coffee are 50% less likely to get liver cancer.

Types of Cancer It Helps Prevent and Treat

There are several types of cancers coffee has been said to help cure or treat. One of the most prominent is oral cancer. It has shown that those who drink coffee frequently were much less likely to suffer from oral cancer. There has also been a study that has found that women who suffered from breast cancer in a postmenopausal state showed a slight reduction in breast cancer by drinking coffee. There have also been links to prove that women who had endometrial cancer experienced reduced signs of cancer after drinking coffee.

Possible Reasons Coffee May Help

There are a number of theories as to how coffee is able to help treat or prevent cancer. Some evidence has shown that while it acts as an antioxidant, it helps remove poisons that could cause mutations in cells that cause cancer.

Coffee is Not a Cure

Unfortunately coffee has not been proven to be able to cure any types of cancer so if you feel you may be at risk, you need to talk to your doctor. Above all, be careful and vigilant about your health because it is the most important part of your life.

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