A more thorough research study indicates that coffee can help in the fight against some cancer variants.
The study published in the journal Oncology points out drinking caffeinated coffee every day may help colon cancer sufferers survive.
Dr. Scott Steele, from UH Seidman Cancer Center, Cleveland, explained that when compared to patients who didn’t drink coffee at all, those who drank 4 more cups of coffee were less likely to have their cancers recur, about 42 percent, and they were 33 percent less likely to die from their cancer.
The study analyzed nearly 1,000 patients with stage 3 colon cancer, who were treated with surgery and chemotherapy. The study subjects had been tested with items including decaffeinated coffee, caffeinated coffee and herbal caffeinated tea.
Moreover, the scientific team discovered that provided they drank at least 2 cups of caffeinated coffee every day they might be faced with a decreased chance of cancer reappearance and colon cancer death.
Previous studies revealed that coffee may have benefits on other variants of cancer too, such as breast cancer, melanoma, and prostate cancer.
Doctor Alok Khorana, from Cleveland Clinic, says the role coffee plays needs more profound study.
He reported that they were yet to find all the beneficial traits of coffee. There had been debate about the insulin pathway and whether coffee made the body sensitivity to insulin greater, thus potentially reducing inflammation. Dr. Khorana said that getting regular screenings, eating healthy and exercising are still the best remedies cancer patients can take.
So, to reiterate, the tumors of colon cancer patients who indulge in caffeinated coffee are less likely to recur, while the odds of death from this variant of cancer are decreased. Those who drank more cups of coffee, less than 4 per day, obtained benefits as well, but to a lesser degree.
The study lead author, director of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Center at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Dr. Charles Fuchs, explained that a healthy diet and lifestyle could have a significant positive impact on people, in general, who would become less inclined to develop colon cancer. The positive results for colon cancer patients were notable as they drank caffeinated coffee.
It was finally pointed out that coffee wasn’t harmful for sufferers of different types of cancer and Dr. Fuchs concluded that healthy lifestyle choices are more than beneficial, these including the avoidance of sugary beverages, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding a high-carb diet.
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