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2 cup/day increase in coffee consumption associated w/ 3% fewer breast cancer deaths in non-smokers
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 6:26 pm Email this article
Among non-smokers, a 2 cup/day increase in coffee consumption was associated with a:
- 3% lower risk of dying from breast cancer
- 3% lower risk of dying from colorectal cancer
- 8% lower risk of dying from liver cancer
during a 30-year follow-up (1982-2012).
Among smokers and former-smokers, coffee consumption was associated with an increase in cancer deaths.
The study, done by the American Cancer Society, included 922,896 Cancer Prevention Study-II participants aged 28-94 years who completed a four-page questionnaire and were cancer free at baseline in 1982.
“These findings are consistent with many other studies that suggest coffee drinking is associated with a lower risk of colorectal, liver, female breast and head and neck cancer,” the authors of the study concluded.
Gapstur SM, Anderson RL, Campbell PT, Jacobs EJ, Hartman TJ, Hildebrand JS, Wang Y, and McCullough ML. Associations of Coffee Drinking and Cancer Mortality in the Cancer Prevention Study-II. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 2017 Jul 27; Epub ahead of print.
Author’s Contact Info
Epidemiology Research Program
American Cancer Society
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