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November 25, 2011
Most of us can not imagine our day without a cup or two of amazing refreshing cup of coffee. Both men and women like coffee and very often drink several cups a day. There are numerous health benefits of coffee, and right now scores of new studies are being carried out in various nations around the world. The effects of coffee and caffeine on our body have been a subject of interest for many decades. According to the most recent findings, a regular consumption of coffee in moderate amounts can help lower the risks of endometrial cancer, or cancer of the lining of the uterus.
Endometrial cancer is among the most common types of cancer in the United States, and every year about 35 thousand women are diagnosed with this serious disease. Earlier this year, the scientists at Harvard University carried out the research and studied the data collected for the time period of almost 26 years on over 67 thousand women of the age between 35 and 59. It was found out that those women who habitually drink 3-4 cups of high quality coffee a day had 25 per cent lower chances of developing the mentioned type of cancer compared to those ladies who consumed less than 1 cup of coffee a day.
According to the estimations of the experts from Harvard University, drinking 2-3 cups of coffee a day can also have effects and decrease the risks of endometrial cancer by about 7-8 per cent. Despite of the fact that the scientists did not manage to find the mechanisms how exactly drinking coffee is linked to decreased risks of cancer, they are 100 per cent convinced that the cause-and-effect pattern is obvious and plausible. The research was sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the findings were published two days agon in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
Drinking high quality coffee (preferably without sugar and cream) can not only improve cancer protection power of our body. Numerous studies and researches have shown that drinking 3-4 cups of coffee is linked to decreased risks of such serious health conditions as type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and cirrhosis. Those who drink coffee have lowered depression risks and the risks of suffering from brain changes linked to Alzheimer’s disease. The men who love coffee have reduced chances to suffer from prostate cancer. However, you should remember that it is not recommended to drink too strong or too many cups of coffee a day because caffeine overdose is associated with certain very harmful side effects.Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.