Feb 14, 2011 - 10:16 am
A little food for thought, pun intended. In this months SPOHNC newsletter, Vol. 20 No. 5, pg.5 "Oral, head. And Neck Cancer News" Coffee may protect against head and neck cancer.
"Results of a recent study add to the brewing evidence that drinking coffee protects against cancer, this time against head and neck cancer. Full study results are published in 'Cancer epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention' a journal of the american association for cancer research.
"using information pooled from nine studies collected by the " International head and neck cancer Epidemiology consortium, participants who drank four or more cups of coffee per day compared to non drinkers, had a 39% decreased risk of oral cavity and pharynx cancers combined...Mia hashibe, PHD, assistant professor, preventive medicine, university of Utah,
"Harvard has presented data showing decreased risk for aggreasive prostrate cancer and coffee consumption, 60 percent lower risk."
January issue of "Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, showed a decrease in brain tumors with those who drank five or more cups of coffee or tea"
They close by saying that "These findings provide further impetus to pursue research to understand the role of coffee..."
Obviously it's too late for us but something to consider perhaps to stave off other cancers?