Transcript for Coffee May Protect Against Endometrial Cancer
Endometrial cancer is the most common form of cancer of the uterus. The National Cancer Institute says more than 46000. New cases will be diagnosed this year in the US. And more than 8000 women will die from the disease. Now a study in the journal cancer epidemiology bio markers and prevention. Finds that long term coffee consumption may be associated with a reduced risk for endometrial cancer. It says that coffee is emerging as a protective agent in cancers. That are linked to obesity estrogen and insulin. Drinking more than four cups of coffee a day cut the risk of endometrial cancer by 25%. Compared to those who drank less than one cup per day scientists -- coffees anti oxidant properties rather than caffeine as the helpful component. Obviously too much caffeine can cause trouble for some people. And adding a lot of sugar and cream to your Java may offset potential benefits. With this medical minute I'm doctor Timothy --
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