4 Cups of Coffee a Day May Reduce Women's Risk of Endometrial Cancer
Coffee consumption may reduce women's risk of developing endometrial cancer, cancer in the endometrium (the lining of the uterus), according to a report in a Washington Post blog (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-checkup/post/more-good-news-about-coffee/2010/12/20/gIQAkeHXoN_blog.html), quoting a recent study.
The study, further supporting the benefits of drinking coffee, found that women who drink four or more cups of coffee a day may have a 25 percent smaller risk of developing endometrial cancer compared to those consuming less than 1 cup of coffee on a daily basis.
The connection between coffee intake and reduced risk of the disease was true also for decaffeinated coffee, but according to the article the link was not as robust, perhaps because the very small number of women in the study reported on drinking decaf coffee.
However, the health benefits of drinking coffee may not be valid for those adding cream and sugar to the coffee.
Tens of thousands of women are diagnosed for Endometrial cancer annually in the United States. Their numbers may be reduced by drinking a minimum of 4 cups of coffee daily, according the report.
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