November 23, 2011- A recent study says women who are moderate to heavy drinkers of coffee may have a lower risk of developing endometrial cancer. Researchers say the largest ever study about the effects of coffee and tea on the risk of developing endometrial cancer was conducted. Endometrial cancer is one that develops in the uterus lining.
The study says that women, who drink more than four cups of regular coffee each day, lower their risk of developing the cancer by up to 25% compared to those women who only enjoy one cup of coffee daily. Fewer than four cups of coffee each day did not appear to have any benefits that were preventative. Tea did not have any preventative benefits either.
It appeared there might also be some benefits from drinking decaffeinated coffee as well. Two cups or more of decaf daily appeared to lower the risk of developing endometrial cancer by 22%. Nevertheless, the study was not a cause and effect study. The association has been suggested on previous occasions and now with the new research there is a strong belief the association exists.
The researchers wrote in their findings that endometrial cancer is the most prevalent gynecologic cancer currently affecting American women. Researchers believe that in addition to weight control and exercise, diet might also play a role in the prevention of the cancer.