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.
"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.