Drinking Coffee Halves the Risk of Mouth Cancer

Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages around the world.

And now, a study conducted by a team of researchers from the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, Georgia has found that drinking four cups of coffee a day can halve the risk of mouth cancer even in smokers and drinkers (http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/news/study-coffee-may-reduce-risk-of-oral-cancer).

As the beverage contains a variety of antioxidants, polyphenols and other biologically active compounds, it helps to protect against the formation of malignant growths in and around the mouth.

However, lead author of the study, Janet Hildebrand, MPH, said: “We are not recommending people all drink 4 cups of coffee a day. This is just a little bit of good news for those of us who enjoy coffee. There may be some other effects of coffee that may prevent people with certain conditions from drinking a lot of caffeine. This study is about just one cancer site among many. There needs to be much more consistent research before we can support the conclusion that coffee should be consumed for cancer prevention.”