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Drinking coffee may lower ovarian cancer risk: study - Yahoo! News

Posted Aug 25 2008 3:27pm
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LONDON (Reuters) - Caffeine appears to lower a woman's chances of developing ovarian cancer , U.S. researchers said on Tuesday, while smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol do not.

The benefit for caffeine drinkers also seemed strongest for women who had never used oral contraceptives or postmenopausal hormones, the researchers wrote in the journal Cancer.

'With regard to caffeine and caffeine-containing beverages, we generally observed a lower risk of ovarian cancer with increasing intake,' Shelley Tworoger of Harvard Medical School and colleagues wrote."

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