Many enjoy drinking coffee for its taste and its energy boosting benefits. But coffee is also known for its health benefits, and scientists are constantly studying the effects of this popular drink on various types of cancer.
New studies show that women who drink an average of 4 cups of coffee a day can decrease the risks of developing endometrial or uterine cancer by 18%.
Melissa Merritt and her team of scientists at the Imperial College of London collected data from two ongoing cancer studies which involved more than 450,000 women.
After analyzing the data, the researchers found that approximately 2,800 were diagnosed with endometrial cancer. This discovery made the scientists observe the women’s diets and how consistent they were in maintaining their diets over a longer period of time.
According to the analysis, the women involved in the study who drank about 4 coffee cups on a daily basis had an 18% lower risk of getting uterine cancer. In addition, the researchers discovered that approximately 83 different types of food and drinks did not lower the risk of endometrial cancer in women.
It is scientifically proven that drinking coffee can help regulate the production of estrogen in women. According to studies by the American Cancer Society, one of the causes that lead to the appearance of endometrial cancer in women is the fact that the body produces more estrogen than progesterone. This leads to a hormonal imbalance, which often leads to cancer.
Coffee has a rich content of powerful antioxidants, which help prevent the cells from damaging within the body, thus lowering the risk of developing various types of cancer.
Endometrial cancer affects the cells that are lined on the uterus wall or the endometrium. The symptoms of this particular type of cancer include pelvic pain, vaginal discharges, discomfort during sexual intercourse and vaginal bleeding.
Statistics show that there are more than 50,000 cases of uterine cancer annually. Out of these cases, more than 8,000 women die because of complications.
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