Drinking coffee resulted in a more than 25% decreased risk for developing colorectal cancer, according to the results of a study published in Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
“This large case–control study (coffee intake and colorectal cancer occurrence in 5,145 cases and 4,097 controls from the Molecular Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer study) provides evidence of an inverse, dose–response association between coffee drinking and the odds of colorectal cancer, colon, and rectal cancer incidence,” Schmit and colleagues wrote. “The health risks of coffee consumption are low, but additional evidence is warranted before advocating for coffee consumption as a nutraceutical approach to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.”
“Alternative explanations for an inverse association between coffee consumption and colorectal cancer include reverse causation, with digestive tract disease and bowel symptoms leading cases to avoid drinking coffee, and the possibility that total fluid consumption or hot beverage drinking may reduce risk of colorectal cancer through a mechanism of increased colon motility,” the researchers wrote. “However, we observed that controlling for total beverage consumption did not attenuate the inverse relation between coffee and colorectal cancer.”
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Not specific to CLL, but given our higher risk of secondary cancers, this might relax the coffee drinkers among us...