Drinking Coffee Could Keep Colon Cancer Away
Written by: Lindsay Sibson
I have a deep and profound concern and care for my colon.
That statement may sound strange to you (and it certainly would have for me a year ago). Who walks around thinking about their colon? I certainly didn’t!
Up until now.
Over a year ago, my father was diagnosed with colon cancer. Suddenly, my colon became a real “thing” and not just something I learned about in Human Biology all those years ago.
Naturally, when something is brought to your attention, you start seeing and hearing about it everywhere!
Therefore, when I saw “coffee, colon and cancer-free” all in the same sentence, it grabbed my attention.
A recent study has shown that drinking a cup of joe can be beneficial for people who have been diagnosed with colon cancer.
The Study – What Was Discovered
Researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Center in Boston did a study of 1,000 colon cancer patients. Here are their results:
- 42% of patients who drank 4 or more cups of coffee have reduced chances of the cancer returning (this equates to approximately 460 mg of caffeine)
- 33% of patients are less likely to die from cancer or other causes
- Coffee consumers have 52% lower chance of cancer relapse than non-coffee drinkers
- Drinking less than 4 cups has “modest benefits”
- Drink only 1 cup of coffee has little benefit
The Benefits – Why Drink Coffee
Drink Up – How To Reduce Your Risk
Over 500 studies have evaluated the potential link between drinking coffee and your risk of developing cancer. Some studies have concluded that drinking coffee may be linked with a lower risk of developing cancer.
Caffeine! Caffeine is king in regards to what makes coffee combat colon cancer and other cancers (in other words, drinking decaffeinated coffee won’t do you any good).
While these studies still present gaps in research and findings (and further research is needed before making a firm conclusion), they do conclude that higher caffeine consumption may be associated with significantly lower cancer recurrence or death in people diagnosed with colon cancer.
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Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.
Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).
Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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