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Coffee-drinking women may dodge breast cancer!

Separate Ume and Stockholm studies show unexpected benefits of coffee drinking.

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Women who drink percolated coffee more than four times per day show lower risks of getting breast cancer than women who drink less than one cup a day, concluded a study by Lena Nilsson and her colleagues at Ume University in Sweden.

By comparing 64,603 percolating and filtering coffee drinkers in Vsterbotten province in northern Sweden, scientists also discovered that brewing techniques result in different cancer risk factors. Published in "Cancer Causes & Control" journal, the research uncovered proof that cooked or percolated coffee contains up to 80 times more specific fatty acids than filtered variations. These fatty acids inhibited cancer in lab animal tests.

But the report found no benefits for ladies when it came to prostate cancer, colon and rectal or less common cancer forms, although males who drank perculated coffee - but not filtered - increased their risks for lung and pancreatic cancer.

On the other hand, women who drank filtered coffee were more greatly at risk of breast cancer before their 50th birthday, but this risk suddenly reversed and was less during the proceeding half decade before they turned 55.

Related research from Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm revealed that coffee can positively effect persons with Parkinson's as well as Alzheimer diseases.

Although scientists agree that coffee drinking is detrimental during pregnancy, according to Bertil Fredholm, Professor of Pharmacology at KI, people who worry about developing Alzheimer's or Parkinson's diseases can safely keep on drinking their morning brew. Moreover, besides preventing loss of certain neurons in the brain that are important for bodily control, caffeine can help the bodys immunological defenses against tumors.

Source: www.umu.se, www.ki.se

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