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Can coffee reduce the risk of breast cancer?

A cup of coffee (an illustration)

A cup of coffee (an illustration)

A recent study showed that drinking five cups of coffee a day, can protect you from the attack of aggressive breast cancer. Is this correct? As is known, breast cancer does not respond to a variety of drugs, so chemotherapy is often the only option.

Chemotherapy feared by women because they do not want to look bad in terms of appearance, for example, the risk of hair loss. The researchers said, those who regularly enjoy a hot drink far less chances of developing estrogen-receptor negative breast cancer, especially if they drank five or more cups of coffee a day.

In other research, experts from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm found coffee drinkers have a lower incidence of breast cancer than women who rarely drank. They analyzed data from nearly 6,000 women who are past menopause. The women who drank five or more cups a day had a reduced rate of 57% risk of breast cancer compared with those who drank less than one cup a day.

According to a report in the journal Breast Cancer Research, the scientists concluded that the high levels of intake of coffee per day, associated with a statistically significant reduction in breast cancer estrogen-receptor negative among postmenopausal women. As reported by the Daily Mail, the researchers also found a slight decrease in the risk of all types of breast cancer. Although this association was not significant enough to consider a number of other factors such as age and weight that should be taken into account.

The researchers suspected coffee contains compounds that affect different types of breast cancer in a different way. This fits with the finding that drinking coffee may reduce the risk of breast cancer overall, although experts say further study is needed.