Women who drink multiple cups of coffee per day may reduce the risk of having endometrial cancer.Catherine Kinney (Author) Published Date : Feb 09, 2015 11:17 IST
According to a research at the American Cancer Society, women who have multiple cup of coffees per day may reduce the risk of having endometrial cancer. This is the most common cancer among women in their reproductive system. According to the American Cancer Society data 1 in 37 women suffer from endometrial cancer. They also said that every year around 10,170 women die from endometrial cancer in the United States. In previous researches, scientists tried to figure out how hormonal imbalance, diabetes and obesity may cause endometrial cancer. In this research scientists have tried to find out how food habits in women can cause this cancer.
The researchers said, around 1,300 women with endometrial cancer participated in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) Study. During the research the researchers had discovered a link between 84 types of foods and nutrients which may cause this cancer, when the participating women answer their dietary habits. According to the researchers total fat, monounsaturated fat, phosphorus, carbohydrates, yogurt, butter, potatoes, cheese and coffee were all connected with a heightened threat to endometrial cancer. The researchers then studied 1,530 women who participated in the Nurses Health Study (NHS), who also have endometrial cancer. The researchers concentrated on nine foods related to women s diets.
Based on these two study results the researchers determined that, drinking three cups of coffee per day can reduce the risk by 19 percent of having endometrial cancer in women. EPIC study compared women who have less than one cup of coffee per day and those who have several cups of coffee per day. It was also said that drinking four cup of coffee can reduce cancer by 18 percent. In a news release Dr. Melissa Merritt from Imperial College London said, Coffee intake is worth investigating further to see if coffee can be used for the prevention of endometrial cancer. She also added that, However, before clinical recommendations can be made, further studies are needed to evaluate this question in other studies and to try to isolate the components of coffee that may be responsible for any influence on endometrial cancer .
Women who drink multiple cups of coffee per day may reduce the risk of having endometrial cancer.