If you are a coffee lover, then you know you are welcome here at the Daily Health… We love our coffee!
And why not?
Over the years a simple cup of coffee has proven to be jam-packed with health benefits, ranging from helping to reduce the risk of stroke to protecting your precious memories from dementia. And if those aren’t already enough reasons to enjoy your morning coffee, here’s one more to add to the long list of health benefits associated with drinking coffee?
The more the merrier
A recent US study from the University of Southern California featured nearly 10,000 subjects. Half had been diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the previous six months. The other half had no history of the disease at all.
However, all participants reported on their daily coffee consumption. (And not just the usual filtered brew but espresso and instant as well.)
The researchers also collected details on a host of other colorectal cancer risk factors, including family history, diet, activity levels, and smoking status.
And guess what?
Just one to two servings of coffee a day was linked with a 26 per cent drop in colorectal cancer risk. Even after accounting for other major risk factors.
But that’s not all…
The risk plummeted even further with higher coffee consumption. And when participants drank more than two and a half servings (16 ounces or 450ml) their odds of potentially developing colorectal cancer dropped by half.
So, if you enjoy starting your day with a few cups of coffee, then by all means, grab a mug and drink up.
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A couple of coffees a day keeps bowel cancer at bay: Study, published online 05.04.16, nutraingredients.com