The health benefits of coffee consumption are endless. Scientists have found in their new research that the drink has a great potential of cutting in half a person’s risk of breast cancer.
The new study revealed that consuming two cups of coffee each day can half the risk of breast cancer as it boosts the effect of medication. This applies to patients who are recovering from the condition.
The research done at Sweden’s Lund University revealed that drinking coffee on a daily basis can lower the risk of the condition recurring in patients who were taking the drug named Tamoxifen. According to the scientists, they are looking into the ability of the coffee to activate Tamoxifen in the body making it more efficient in improving a patient’s condition.
Earlier, they also found a link between coffee consumption and a decrease in the risk of developing certain forms of cancer. The scientists are now further investigating how lifestyle can impact treatment for breast cancer.
This new study was published in the journal Cancer Causes & Control. It involved 634 people in Sweden, all of whom were breast cancer patients. Half of the subjects were given Tamoxifen and their coffee intake was monitored daily for a period of five years.
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Originally posted on May 29, 2013 @ 5:39 am