Study Coffee May Offer Protection From Head And Neck Cancers

06.23.10 | FL News Team

There's new evidence that drinking coffee may provide protection from certain types of cancer. A new study found that regular coffee drinkers, people who drink an average of four or more cups per day, had a 39-percent lower risk of oral cavity and pharynx cancers combined. Lead researcher Dr. Mia Hashibe [[ hash-EE-be ]] at the University of Utah said the findings have important public health implications since coffee is so widely used. Data on decaffinated coffee indicated no such decreased risk. The full study results are published online in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.