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.

More health benefits of coffee:

Caffeinated-coffee may help protect against Alzheimers

Study - coffee consumption helps prevent basal cell carcinoma cancer

Report - coffee reduces cardiovascular diseases and digestive disorders

Can caffeinated coffee reduce depression?

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Nov 29, 2011
Coffee and Caffeine Also Have Disadvantages To Our Health
by: Anonymous

Not going into what prevails and what outweighs what, but talking about the health benefits of coffee and caffeine it is worth also to mention its disadvantages to our health.

Aside of restlessness and sleep disturbances that coffee may arguably be responsible for, the New York Times cites studies according to which coffee may cause substantially reduced absorption of some drugs and lowered circulation levels of some hormones in the body.

It is also worth to mention that, according to the NYT article, the effect of coffee and other caffeinated drinks may be enhanced by intake of some subscription drugs, including some antidepressants and birth control pills that interfere with the metabolism of the caffeine causing it to remain in the body longer.

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