Magic Food: Caffeinated coffee may reduce the risk of oral cancers

“A new American Cancer Society study finds a strong inverse association between caffeinated coffee intake and oral/pharyngeal cancer mortality. The authors say people who drank more than four cups of caffeinated coffee per day were at about half the risk of death of these often fatal cancers compared to those who only occasionally or who never drank coffee.” [EurekAlert]

5 Comments

  1. Coffee has also been found to have a significant inverse association with several other forms of cancer. People pay big bucks for antioxidant supplements when a fresh cup of coffee is all they really need.

  2. Exogenous antioxidants are not as beneficial as most pushers think, and they may actually be harmful. However, I will not stop drinking coffee.

    Cheers

  3. Your wish is their command. Beer has correlated with lower risks for:

    Renal cell cancer (and all forms of alcohol)
    http://annonc.oxfordjournals.org/content/19/5/1003
    http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/InTheNews/MedicalReports/index-KidneyCancer.html

    Hodgkins’ lymphoma
    http://www.nature.com/bjc/journal/v95/n3/full/6603229a.html

    Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/…e+disrupted+on+15+December+from+10%3A00-12%3A00+GMT+%2805%3A00-07%3A00+EST%29+for+essential+maintenance

    And they’re working on following up on associations seen in animals between beer and lower risks for:
    Colon cancer
    http://www.aim-digest.com/gateway/pages/cancer/articles/colorect5.htm

    Prostate cancer
    http://news.sky.com/story/744579/chemical-in-beer-may-prevent-prostate-cancer

    😉

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