Coffee may reduce the risk of breast cancer

A new study published in the scientific journal Breast Cancer Research has found that drinking coffee can help lower the chances of developing breast cancer, particularly antiestrogen-resistant estrogen-receptor (ER)-negative breast cancer. Researchers came to this conclusion after studying women who were age-matched and closely evaluating their lifestyle. 

"There is often conflicting information about the beneficial effects of coffee - when we compared our results to that of a German study we discovered that their data showed the same trend, but the relationship was much weaker," the researchers said in a statement.

Coffee may reduce the risk of breast cancer "We suggest that this may have something to do with the way the coffee was prepared, or the type of bean preferred."

This indicates that, while the findings show a clear link between lower risks of breast cancer among women who drink coffee, the specific compounds that are responsible for the effect have to be identified.

A few cups of coffee may also be good for men trying to lead a healthy retirement living, as another recent study showed that males who drink six cups or more a day are 20 percent less likely to develop all forms of prostate cancer. 

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