Saturday, November 15, 2008

Interesting news! Coffee decreases the risk of several cancers, including breast, liver, kidney and colorectal. The polyphenols in coffee are among the healthiest things you can consume. Drink up.

Coffee consumption and the risk of cancer: An overview. Nkondjock A.
Habitual coffee drinking has been associated with a reduced risk of mortality and chronic diseases, including cancer. The favourable influence of coffee is supported by several plausible mechanisms due to the presence of a variety of biological compounds such as caffeine, diterpenes, caffeic acid, polyphenols as well as volatile aroma and heterocyclic substances. Current evidence suggests that coffee consumption is associated with a reduced risk of liver, kidney, and to a lesser extent, premenopausal breast and colorectal cancers, while it is unrelated to prostate, pancreas and ovary cancers. Coffee drinking may still help reduce death due to liver cancer.

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