Study: Coffee Cuts Cancer Risk

Evidence presented at AACR suggests that daily coffee consumption may cut a person’s risk of developing a form of liver cancer.

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 10, 2014

FLICKR, ROB TAYLORA daily coffee routine may reduce a person’s risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer—and the higher the coffee intake, the lower the risk. V. Wendy Setiawan of the University of Southern California presented this unpublished finding at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting held in San Diego, California, this week (April 9).

Setiawan and her colleagues enrolled nearly 180,000 participants from a variety of ethnic backgrounds in a long-term prospective study, and followed them for up to 18 years. Nearly 500 of the participants developed HCC. Overall, the study participants who reported drinking one to three cups of coffee per day had a 29 percent drop in HCC risk; those who drank four or more cups saw their risk of developing HCC drop by 42 percent.

“Now we can add HCC to the list of medical ailments, such as Parkinson’s disease, type 2 diabetes, and stroke, that may be prevented by coffee intake,” Setiawan said in a statement.

The association between coffee consumption and lowered cancer risk persisted even after the researchers controlled for ethnicity, gender, obesity, smoking, alcohol use, and diabetes.

“The roles of specific coffee components that are actually protective against HCC remain open to discussion,” Setiawan said. The researchers next plan to study whether the apparently protective effects of coffee hold up for other liver diseases.

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May 6, 2014

I do not believe any of study on coffee cutting down on cancer risk is true, since caffeine is a botanical PESTICIDE !!!!!. It a "legal" psychoactive drug that inhibits adenosine in the brain so you get super active mitochondria activity for the "alertness" while it CONSTRICT THE BLOOD VESSELS IN THE BRAIN !!!!, wow, can you believe that good for you when your brain is super active and then you get LOW BLOOD SUPPLY TO YOUR BRAIN ???? Anyway, drinking 3 cups of coffee been associated with increase risk of bladder cancer; now that makes common sense to me, don't need any science, since caffeine is a diuretic. Read another article on diabetes and lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Well, the researchers said it not the caffeine but it the phenolic in coffee, well, phenolic is also in blueberry, raspberry, coconut water, chocolate, red grapes, anything that has the color pink, red, blue, purple fruit. and all those fruits do not have the toxic caffeine pesticide. Now, coffee bean before it roasted, the coffee cherry is red, but I think that was peel away and discarded in the processing.

The Chinese study said the cause is built up of amyloid protein in the islet cells, and caffeine and caffeic stops the built up of amyloid. But Type 2 diabetes have adequate insulin, so it does not appear type 2 diabetics have islet cells damage like in type 1 diabetes, which is lack of insulin from autoimmune attack fro cow's milk.

It also bizard that type 2 diabetes is becoming a global disease while 90% of the world population already drinks coffee. I can agree coffee may help from the chemical standpoint that you induced a chemical adrenaline "fight or flight" condition in your body, so you burn up more calories and don't get FAT, caffeine is use for WEIGHT LOSS. I thinking like what a few other have commented on other website: We wonder how much Starbuck is paying for the research.

Anyway, I have ONE diabetic patients that drinks according to her TOO MUCH COFFEE, it did not prevent her from developing diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is prevented by not CONSUMING MORE COFFEE, it what you don't want to heard. You decrease your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by not eating the AMERICAN FATTY MEAT, CHEESE, EGG, AND PROCESSED REFINED FOOD diet !!!!

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