Coffee and cancer risk study reveals prevention. Four cups of coffee a day may reduce cancer risk by up to 39 percent, according to a new health study. The health researcher found that cancer risks of the oral cavity and pharynx could be low for coffee drinkers.
Cancer risks of a third type of oral cancer, known as laryngeal cancer, did not show any potential reduction. However, drinking four cups of coffee per day could lower the risks two types of head and neck cancer. It’s an interesting health study conducted by a Utah researcher and published by the American Association for Cancer Research.
Huntsman Cancer Institute investigator Mia Hashibe was involved in the effort to pool results from nine studies. The information was collected by the International Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology consortium. It found that coffee is cancer’s worse enemy.
Those who drank five or more cups of coffee a day had a reduced risk of brain tumors known as gliomas. Men who drank six cups or more a day had a 60 percent lower risk of aggressive prostate cancer than men who didn’t drink any coffee. The health report suggests that the breakfast favorite just might be healthy for you after all.