Researchers investigating the connection between dietary factors and endometrial cancer have discovered a link between daily coffee intake and risk reduction which they claim reduced the risk of the cancer by as much as 19%, as per the study published in the Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention journal.
Around 1 in 37 women are afflicted by endometrial cancer, which causes around 10,170 yearly deaths in the U.S. While past studies have associated hormonal imbalances, diabetes and obesity to a higher risk of developing endometrial cancer or uterine sarcomas, another set out to decide how dietary factors may determine risk, as indicated by the American Cancer Society.
The study, distributed in the Cancer Epidemiology, Biomakers & Prevention journal, investigated around 1,300 women who took part in the European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) Study with endometrial cancer. The women answered a dietary survey, and scientists analyzed the connection between 84 foods and nutrients, and the risk of endometrial cancer, as indicated by Medical News Today.
The scientists determined total fat, monounsaturated fat, phosphorus, sugars, yogurt, butter, potatoes, cheese and coffee were all linked with an increased risk of endometrial cancer. The specialists then assessed a different group of around 1,530 women with endometrial cancer who took part in the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS), and concentrated on those nine foods particularly in relation to the women’s dietary habits.
In light of the consequences of the two groups, scientists had the capacity to discover that drinking three cups of coffee a day lessened endometrial cancer risk by 19% among women in the EPIC study, compared with women who drank less than one cup of coffee per day, Medical News Today reported. In the NHS study, drinking four cups of coffee was found to decrease the risk of cancer by 18%.
Dr. Melissa Merritt of Imperial College London said in a news release, “Coffee intake is worth investigating further to see if coffee can be used for the prevention of endometrial cancer.”
“Though, before clinical suggestions can be made, further studies are required to assess this question in other studies and to try to isolate the components of coffee that may be responsible for any impact on endometrial cancer,” she said.