Coffee may help in preventing cancers of liver and womb

Experts are said to have discovered an ‘inverse relationship’ between drinking coffee and womb cancer and liver cancer.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is about to announce that there is proof that drinking coffee regularly may prevent certain these types of cancers.

IARC (the International Agency for Research on Cancer) has said that coffee ‘may cause cancer’ in 1991.

But after analyzing scientific and academic studies conducted over the last twenty years, the WHO will today declare that it is overruling its conclusion of past that the coffee could cause bladder cancer.

75 per cent of UK population is a coffee drinker, and it is also well-admired drink worldwide with two billion cups consumed every day.

Connection between coffee and cancer

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Last November, a research published in the scientific journal Circulation noted that regular coffee consumers had a lower risk of dying early from conditions like brain related diseases, diabetes, and heart diseases.

Researchers reported that the many ingredients in coffee are known to help reduce inflammation or insulin resistance.

For many years, drinking coffee was considered to be unhealthy, with experts advising people not to drink more than five cups a day.

More confusion created when the study in the 1970s and 1980s noted the connection of hot drink to higher rates of heart disease and cancer.

The topic became the major concern in 1981 when two publications indicated that drinking coffee caused pancreatic cancer.

Coffee drinkers are also sometimes smokers!

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But, experts said that the studies left out the important aspect that coffee drinkers are also mostly smokers, some of them even drink alcohol which is major factor of developing cancer and heart problems.

Latest studies that considered these factors are finding opposite, proving that coffee consumers might have a slightly lower mortality risk.

The study published in 2008 indicated that women could reduce their chances of cancer growth of the lining of the womb by 62 per cent.

Another team of researchers from Japan discovered that coffee lowers oestrogen and insulin levels, both connected to cancer’s growth.

In 2010, a US research pointed that those who consume four cups of coffee every day are 39 percent at lower risk of developing oral cancer.

Doctors are advising patients to consume coffee in moderation as it can increase blood pressure and pulse rate.

However, the researchers who were part of the study conducted in 2010 insisted evidence is strong that some of the 1,000 chemicals in coffee – including antioxidants – could provide safety against the cancers.

Experts’ views

Secretary General of the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee, a not-for-profit research organization, Roel Vaessen said, “ISIC welcomes and supports this announcement, which takes into account the large body of new scientific evidence published since IARC last evaluated coffee in 1991. In its latest review, IARC has judged that there is no negative relationship between coffee consumption and cancer. IARC concluded that coffee may actually be protective for some cancers, such as liver and endometrial [womb lining] cancer.”

President of National Coffee Association (NCA) in the US, Bill Murray said, “The World Health Organization’s IARC finding is great news for coffee drinkers and confirms evidence from an avalanche of studies by highly respected and independent scientists. IARC considered all the science and concluded that regular coffee consumption could reduce the risk of liver cancer and cancer in the lining of the uterus.”

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