US Researchers Claim That Coffee Cuts Oral Cancer Risk
Researchers in America claim that drinking coffee could reduce the risk of oral cancer by up to 50 per cent.
New research carried out by a team at the American Cancer Society in Atlanta,Georgia, showed that drinking coffee four times a day cuts the risk of mouth cancer by up to 50 per cent; the research team also found that drinking tea did not have the same effect.
Researchers discovered that drinking coffee had a powerful effect on throat and mouth tumours; the link between mouth cancer and coffee was not affected by how much participants drank and smoked.
The research findings show that caffeine does not prevent mouth cancer and experts believe that it is the natural antioxidants in coffee that reduce the risk. The results of this study support those of a study conducted two years ago, which found that drinking four cups of coffee per day reduced cancer risk by up to 30 per cent.
Additional research studies have also suggested that drinking coffee reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, strokes and bowel cancer. However, experts have warned that drinking a lot of coffee can increase blood pressure and cause heart palpitations; pregnant women are also advised to steer clear of coffee because excessive consumption may result in the baby being smaller and lighter than average.Join this Discussion