Cut Your Risk for Mouth Cancer in Half with This.
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(PRWEB) February 28, 2013
Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a new study finding that drinking coffee could reduce a person’s risk of mouth cancer.
As Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/cancer-articles/cut-your-risk-for-mouth-cancer-in-half-with-this) notes, according to researchers at the American Cancer Society, people who drink four or more cups of coffee a day could slash their risk of getting mouth or throat cancer by as much as 50%
As the article “Cut Your Risk for Mouth Cancer in Half with This” reports, studies have previously suggested that coffee intake is associated with a reduced risk for oral/pharyngeal cancer—however, none have proven it conclusively. This study sought out definitive proof of the link between coffee drinking and a protective effect against mouth and throat cancer.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article states that the research team conducted a massive investigation to look at caffeinated coffee, decaffeinated coffee, and tea intake and fatal oral/pharyngeal cancer. They took their data from the Cancer Prevention Study II, a U.S. clinical trial begun in 1982 by the American Cancer Society.
As the article outlines, among 968,432 men and women who were cancer-free at enrollment, 868 deaths due to oral/pharyngeal cancer occurred during 26 years of follow-up. When the researchers factored in coffee intake, they found some startling statistics.
According to Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, researchers found that intake of more than four cups/day of caffeinated coffee was associated with a 49% lower risk of oral/pharyngeal cancer death relative to no or occasional coffee intake(!). This association held true even when the researchers accounted for sex, smoking status, and/or alcohol use. As for tea drinking, there was no association found when it came to lowering cancer risk.
(SOURCE: Hildebrand, J.S., et al., “Coffee, tea, and fatal oral/pharyngeal cancer in a large prospective US cohort,” Am J Epidemiol. January 1, 2013; 177(1): 50-8.)
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