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Coffee Makers Toast as Study May Show Its Benefits Reducing Cancer in Women

Updated on December 5, 2011

No better news for the daily coffee makers! A 26 year study conducted on female nurses and their food habits concluded that drinking 4 or more cups of coffee a day may help to reduce the likelihood of Endometrial cancer. In this particular study, the odds of developing uterine cancer were lowered as much as 25% over women who drank less than 1 cup per day.

Coffee Makers may not be thinking of the scientific benefits when their feet hit the floor at the crack of dawn, but many studies have found estrogen and insulin (in high levels) linked to the probability of developing uterine cancer. Researchers have yet to conclusively prove the exact causality of Endometrial cancer. In the United States, a female has a 1 in 40 chance (2.5%) chance of developing Endometrial cancer in her lifetime. While this particular study was conducted on women only, coffee is known to lower insulin production in both male and females.

The history of coffee makers can be traced back to the Middle East and Northeastern Africa in the late 15th century. Its energizing effects were utilized in religious ceremonies early on. It has since evolved into a daily ritual of caffeinated dimensions. It is no less heavenly today, though hardly thought of as a religious beverage.

Coffee makers and drinkers need not go overboard however. As with most things in life, moderation is the best medicine. Too many of us add sweeteners and cream to our coffee, which adds fats and calories. This can offset any benefits. Professionals in the medical field recommend healthy dieting and exercise as keys to reducing the likelihood of most cancers. This study just adds to the debate of coffee and its benefits/negatives. I had always heard that “coffee stunts your growth.” Perhaps, it truly does stunt the growth of cancerous cells.


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