Coffee can reduce breast cancer risk

Lisa Wurth

May 23, 2011

A new study conducted in Sweden has found that a morning cup of coffee may do a little more than just service as a wake-up beverage – in fact, it may help fight against breast cancer. 

Researchers evaluated lifestyle factors and compared it to coffee consumption rates among women of the same age. They also took into account other variables such as weight, level of exercise, menopause and education.

While the findings revealed that coffee can reduce the chance of breast cancer, it's not evident if there is a certain kind of brew that may be more effective than others.

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"There is often conflicting information about the beneficial effects of coffee – when we compared our results to that of a German study we discovered that their data showed the same trend, but the relationship was much weaker. We suggest that this may have something to do with the way the coffee was prepared, or the type of bean preferred.