The news about coffee just keeps getting better.
A new study found that the more coffee you drink, the less chance you have of getting liver cancer.
This study tracked 180,000 people for up to 18 years to see how many developed the most common type of liver cancer. Nearly 500 who took part did.
But the data showed those who drank 1 to 3 cups of coffee daily were 29 percent less likely to get it than those who had 6 cups or less a week.
Better still, people who regularly drank more than 4 cups a day cut their risk by 42 percent!
This goes along with previous findings. Last year a review of 16 smaller studies found that 3 or more cups of coffee a day might cut a person’s liver cancer risk in half. And other research has shown coffee might lower the risk of head and neck, colorectal, prostate, bladder esophageal and pancreatic cancers.
Researchers are still trying to figure out what it is about coffee and the various compounds it contains that offers this protection. And probably as soon as they do, Big Pharma will try to put them in a pill it can patent.
But while we wait to find out more, let’s have another cup of coffee. Or maybe two or three!
“Cup of coffee a day lowers cancer risk: study” April 9, 2014, newsmaxhealth.com