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.

Dec 12th, 2012

Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world. Much has been said lately about the benefits of coffee, and here's one more ...

A new American Cancer Society study has found a strong inverse association between caffeinated coffee intake and oral/pharyngeal cancer mortality. The research revealed that people who drank more than four cups of caffeinated coffee daily had a 49% lower risk of death from oral/pharyngeal cancer compared to those who only occasionally or never drank coffee. The association was independent of sex, smoking status, or alcohol use. No association was found for tea drinking.

More research is needed to clarify the biologic mechanisms at work. This study is published online in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Read the entire article from ScienceDailyhere.

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