Cancer and Coffee

Coffee seems to be a curb for many types of cancer. Link between coffee consumption and cancer risk are being reviewed very regularly. So the next time you make or order your latte you are doing yourself a favor in more ways than one.Initially just the opposite was considered true – that may be cancer and even moderate consumption of coffee may prove to be cancerous. But there is no scientific reason for believing that moderate consumption of coffee can increase the risk of developing cancer in any part of body.

According to the studies reviewed by researchers like Francesca Bravi, ScD of the Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche “Mario Negri” in Milan, Italy, coffee drinkers as comapred to those who do not drink coffee are 41% less likely to have been diagnosed with liver cancer. For a daily cup of coffee people drink, the odds of their being diagnosed with liver cancer are dropped by 23%, compared with those who do not ever drink coffee.

It was also reported that people who drank more than a daily cup were 55% less likely to have been diagnosed with liver cancer than those who didn’t drink any coffee. These research institutes do not think that this finding is a fluke at all. They speculate that coffee helps because it stimulates liver enzymes and the likley result is that it cuts cirrhosis and liver cancer. This research has been questioned by some and therefore being studied more closely and is still under discussion.

According to a study by Japanese scientists having three cups of coffee or more, in the day may cut the risk of colon cancer amongst women by half as compared to women who are not coffee drinkers.

The combination of exercise and coffee has also been under observation for a while now and according to the research permissible or moderate amounts of coffee and plenty of exercise could help. The `Coffee & Exercise’ combo appears to distroy pre-cancerous skin cells damaged by ultraviolet rays from the sun.

Coffee is one of the healthiest drinks after fresh water as compared to tinned juices and aerated, carbonated drinks. But it has also been linked to an increased risk of stroke, rheumatoid arthritis. In some cases it works against keeping your cholestrol in check.
There is a way and time to drink coffee. Pregnant women and mothers who are breast feeding should not drink coffee. It increases the risk of miscarriage, birth defects such as cleft palate and low birth weight. Make sure you are drinking organic coffee. Avoid sugar and milk and unbleached filter.

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