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    2 cup/day increase in coffee consumption associated w/ 3% fewer breast cancer deaths in non-smokers


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    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:

    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.

    Reference

    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

    Susan Gapstur
    Epidemiology Research Program
    American Cancer Society
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