Can Drinking Coffee Reduce The Risk Of Oral Cancer?

Coffee May Halve Risk of Oral/Pharyngeal Cancer

Coffee drinking has drawn mixed reactions from health enthusiasts. While some say coffee has addictive components and can contribute to dehydration, other studies show the benefits of coffee to one’s health. The most recent study shows that those who drink 4 cups of coffee  every day “had lower risk of death from oral/pharyngeal cancer than those who reported not drinking coffee at all or only an occasional cup”.

This research is a welcome news for coffee lovers out there. Researchers, however, do not recommend people to drink four cups a day. According to the US researchers who conducted the study, more research is needed to support the conclusion that coffee consumption can prevent cancer.

Read the abstract of this study here:  http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/12/09/aje.kws222.short