Coffee could reduce breast cancer risk

Friday, May 13, 2011

Coffee could reduce breast cancer risk

A study conducted by researchers at Sweden's prestigious Karolinska Institute, showed that drinking coffee for women can reduce breast cancer risk. The study, published in BioMed Central's open access journal Breast Cancer Research, explained that a compound in coffee can specifically reduces the anti-estrogen-resistant estrogen-receptor (ER) negative breast cancer.

Although not yet known certain types of compounds and mechanisms contained in coffee that can be beneficial for breast cancer risk, but study has found protective effect of coffee on breast cancer zeroed on one type of the disease, the ER-negative breast cancer.

Research involved women with breast cancer and women without breast cancer in the same age. Women who frequently drink coffee have a lower incidence of breast cancer overall than those who rarely drank coffee. The study also compared other factors such as age menopause, lifestyle, exercise, weight, education, and family history of breast cancer. Another conclusion also refers to the way of the preparation or the type of coffee itself.

Research results confirm that the factor of food and beverages can be an important factor the occurrence of disease, and we can use natural compounds of a plant to prevent it. Initial examination of cancer with mammograms is known to increase risk of breast cancer in some women.

According to data from the National Cancer Institute, breast cancer has took lives of nearly 50,000 people in the U.S. last year.