PHILADELPHIA (EDE) — Women who drink four or more cups of coffee per day may have a 25% lower risk of developing endometrial cancer according to a recently released study.
The report followed the coffee drinking habits of 67,470 female participants aged 34 to 59 since 1980. The authors concluded that drinking coffee “might be an additional strategy to reduce endometrial cancer risk.”
However, the study also concluded that adding lots of sugar and cream could offset any of the potential benefits provided by the coffee.
Fewer than four cups per day did not show any preventative benefits for the women, and the 25% lower risk shown in participants who drank more than four cups was in comparison to those women who drank less than one cup per day.
Tea consumption was not associated with endometrial cancer risk.
The report was recently published by Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. It said coffee has been reported to lower levels of estrogen and insulin, two hormones implicated in endometrial carcinogenesis. However, information on how the relationship works is limited.