Coffee Racks Up Points as a Cancer Killer
In the war against cancer, coffee may turn out to be one of the most beneficial and surprising weapons you never suspected. This information is presented in The Province newspaper by Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of "The Dr. Oz Show" and Dr. Mike Roizen of Cleveland Clinic.
In just the past eight months, coffee — often lots of it — has been linked to lower rates of four kinds of cancer. Starting with the newest news, here are some cancers can their relationship to coffee intake:
Endometrial cancer - Women who have several cups are 25% less likely to develop endometrial cancer than women who don’t finish even one cup. (Who doesn’t finish a cup of coffee?)
Dose: at least four cups a day.
Prostate cancer - There’s increasing evidence that prostate cancer wants nothing to do with coffee. Just weeks ago, new data came in indicating that coffee — high-test AND decaf — is particularly effective at shooing off the most dangerous kind of prostate cancer.
Dose: at least one and ideally up to six cups a day, with/without caffeine.
Basal cell carcinoma (the most common skin cancer) - There has been some research that shows extended use of cell phones can increase the chances of this type of cancer. The good news is that caffeinated coffee seems to decrease those chances.
Dose: more than three cups a day.
Breast cancer - Heavy coffee drinkers have been linked to a lower risk of certain types of breast cancer after menopause — 20% to 50% lower versus women who have less than a cup a day.
Dose: at least five cups a day of regular. Decaf doesn’t do it.
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