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Coffee Linked To Reduced Risk Of Cancer
Topic Started: Dec 4 2011, 06:29 PM (94 Views)
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:yeehaw: More coffee for you and more coffee for me!
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From AARP Health News
October 2011

Coffee has been linked to a reduced risk in Basal cell carcinoma
People who drank the most coffee had the lowest risk

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Are you pondering that third cup of joe? Go ahead!
According to a new study, coffee has been linked to a decreased risk of developing basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer.


The study was conducted by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
According to a Los Angeles Times article, researchers compiled data from two different studies: the Nurses' Health Study, which followed nearly 73,000 people between 1984 and 2008; and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, which followed nearly 40,000 people between 1986 and 2008. The results of both studies were surprising.
Women who drank more than three cups of caffeinated coffee per day had a 20 percent lower risk of developing the skin cancer than those who drank less than a cup per month. Men who drank the same amount had a 9 percent lower risk.


Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a non-melanoma form of skin cancer. Seventy-five percent of all skin cancers are basal cell carcinomas, according to the America Cancer Society.
“Given the nearly one million new cases of BCC diagnosed each year in the United States, daily dietary factors with even small protective effects may have great public health impact,” said researcher Fengju Song, a postdoctoral fellow in the department of dermatology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. “Our study indicates that coffee consumption may be an important option to help prevent BCC.”
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And in another study coffee has been found to protect against cell changes that can lead to prostate and endometrial cancers.

AARP Health Bulletin
January 2010
Sid Kirchheimer

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Evidence continues to percolate on the health-protecting powers of coffee, with new research suggesting the more coffee people drink, the lower the risk of two types of cancer—prostate and endometrial.

In one study tracking some 50,000 men for 20 years, Harvard School of Public Health researcher Kathryn Wilson found that coffee drinkers had an overall 20 percent reduced risk of all forms of prostate cancer compared with men who didn’t drink it. And the risk of developing advanced forms that often spread beyond the prostate was lower with increasing amounts: at one to three cups daily, it was 20 percent lower compared with nondrinkers, 25 percent less with four to five cups, and 60 percent less with six or more cups.

Another study, conducted over 17 years on more than 60,000 Swedish women, found that women who drank at least two cups daily had a lower risk of endometrial cancer than those who drank less. Additional cups lowered the risk even further, researchers reported in the Nov. 15 issue of the International Journal of Cancer. The benefit of coffee was most pronounced in overweight and obese women, who face the greatest risk of endometrial cancer. Both teams are trying to determine the exact reasons for the benefit, but suspect that a bounty of antioxidants in coffee may better regulate insulin resistance and hormones, which play a role in both cancers—as well as in preventing type 2 diabetes.

As far as the prostate cancer results, “we need to see if this pans out in other studies,” says Wilson, whose research was presented at an American Association for Cancer Research conference last December. “But in terms of overall health, you could say, ‘drink more.’ ”

Many other studies, she says, have found that drinking lots of coffee reduces risk of type 2 diabetes, liver cancer, and other conditions. “And coffee intake has not been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, in spite of some fears about that,” Wilson adds.

Although some previous studies linked coffee with bone loss in older women and short-term increases in blood pressure, recent research finds no significant risk of heart or bone problems for those who drink up to four cups per day.

Both findings come as no surprise to Peter Martin, M.D., director of Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Coffee Studies. “There are many powerful antioxidants in coffee that protect against damage that cause cell changes that can lead to cancer,” he told AARP Bulletin Today. “These studies add to an already large number of others suggesting that coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of many conditions.”
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Great news for me. At least that's something i consume that may be beneficial.
Don't think about all those things you fear. Just be glad to be here.

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Is Coffee Good for You?
February 25, 2018

One day coffee can kill you; the next, it can prolong your life. If the flurry of contradictory news is preventing you from enjoying your daily cup, we can help answer the question once and for all: Is coffee good for you? Here are five coffee myths and truths.

1. Coffee Is Bad for Your Heart
False.
A recent review of multiple studies, published in late 2017 in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, found that healthy people who had a moderate amount of joe—three to five cups a day—had a 15 percent decreased risk of cardiovascular disease compared with those who drank no coffee. Scientists aren’t sure where the health benefits in coffee come from, but they may be due to the antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds it contains.

Still, government dietary guidelines recommend that most adults limit caffeine to about 400 mg per day, the amount in two to four 8-ounce cups of coffee.

2. Coffee Boosts Your Brain
True.
Numerous studies have found that caffeine can increase alertness and concentration, and may even boost cognitive performance. And research published in the past five years has found that regular coffee drinkers seem to have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease, conditions that may affect the sharpness of your brain.

3. Coffee Helps You Lose Weight
False.
Manufacturers of caffeine supplements sometimes make unproven claims that they “zap fat” or “burn calories fast,” for example, so you might think that drinking coffee has the same effect. While some studies suggest that coffee drinking may reduce your appetite, none have proved that it can help you shed pounds.

In fact, drinking coffee could contribute to weight gain. Black coffee has no calories, but a teaspoon of sugar adds 16 calories and a 1-ounce splash of cream adds about 60. Many people tend to use more than that, and the calories accumulate quickly.

4. Espresso Has More Caffeine Than Regular Coffee
True.
The average ounce of espresso has 63 mg of caffeine, about 2½ to 5 times what’s in an ounce of regular coffee. So technically, espresso has more caffeine. But you can get more from a cup of regular coffee because you drink more than an ounce or two.

Why do some people think espresso delivers a bigger jolt? It might be because they down it more quickly, says Stephen Schulman, senior vice president at Lacas/Dallis Bros. Coffee.

5. Decaf Isn’t Good for You
False.
Years ago, beans were decaffeinated with chemicals such as benzene, now known to be a carcinogen. Coffee manufacturers still use chemicals such as methylene chloride and ethyl acetate to strip away caffeine, but the Food and Drug Administration says the amount in decaf is too minuscule to affect health.

Plus, decaf may have health benefits similar to those of regular coffee. A large study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in 2017 showed that people who had just one to three cups of coffee a day—regular or decaf—had a 12 to 18 percent lower risk of dying from any cause during the 16-year study period.

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Well, as I drink my morning Joe, this makes me feel better about it! I drink about 1/2 cup a day with half and half. Good to know decaf isn't made with benzene now! I have stayed away from it because of that and also because I didn't think it would impart the same benefits as reg coffee. Good news all around!
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