Drinking coffee may lower ovarian cancer risk: study
Posted Aug 25 2008 3:07pm
Java junkies rejoice! If your brain synapses fail to fire until you have downed a cup or two of coffee, and you are a woman who has never used birth control pills, caffeine appears to reduce the risk of developing ovarian cancer. The more caffeine consumed the lower the ovarian cancer risk, according to Harvard Medical School researchers.
Data was collected from more than 121,000 female registered nurses, 30 to 35 years of age, who took part in the much cited Nurses Health Study. In addition to the caffeine benefit found in reducing ovarian cancer risk, researchers concluded no significant risk between smoking and drinking alcohol and ovarian cancer risk. Smoking cigarettes is linked to one form of rare ovarian cancer. The researchers state more study needs to be conducted to further support these findings.