Breast Cancer Risk Reduced With Coffee
Lowering your risk of breast cancer may be as easy as drinking more coffee, according to a new study from Swedish researchers.
"Now, we don't have all the details," Dr. Per Hal, study co-author and professor of medical epidemiology and biostatistics at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, told HealthDay News."We don't know, for example, what specific type of coffee we're talking about here. But what we do know is that the protective effect is quite striking and remains even after adjusting for a lot of other factors that have the potential to play a protective role. And we know that we're talking about what we could call a relatively normal amount of coffee drinking. Certainly we're not talking about consuming gigantic amounts of coffee. So, this is a very intriguing finding."
Hal and a team of researchers from the Karalinska Institute analyzed data from over 5,900 Swedish women between the ages of 50 and 74, half of which had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The researchers asked each participant to fill out a survey with questions surrounding their general health and lifestyle choices, family history of breast cancer, tumor and breast cancer type (for those who had been diagnosed), highest education level achieved and the amount of coffee they drank.