A cup of coffee a day may keep endometrial cancer away, according to a new research study. So, if you love your caffeine, drink up.
A large prospective cohort study found that women who drank four or more cups of coffee every day decreased their endometrial cancer risk by 25 percent, compared to their peers who drank fewer cups of java. We’re talking about regular, caffeinated coffee here.
Scientists from Harvard University followed 67,470 women (between 34 and 59) over a period of 26 years. Women who drank four (or more) cups of coffee each day had a 25 percent lower risk of developing endometrial cancer, compared to women who drank very little coffee or no coffee at all. And for those who drank two or three cups of coffee daily, they had a 7 percent lower risk of developing this cancer.