Follow Us:
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Premium

Coffee shields you against breast cancer recurrence

Drinking just two cups of coffee a day can help inhibit the growth of tumours and reduce the risk of recurrence in women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

By: Indo-Asian News Service |
April 22, 2015 5:25:39 pm
People who drink three to five cups of coffee a day may have a lower risk of heart attack. People who drink three to five cups of coffee a day may have a lower risk of heart attack.

Drinking just two cups of coffee a day can help inhibit the growth of tumours and reduce the risk of recurrence in women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, a new research suggests.

The researchers combined information about the patients’ lifestyle and clinical data from 1,090 breast cancer patients with studies on breast cancer cells.

“The study shows that among the over 500 women treated with (the drug) tamoxifen, those who had drunk at least two cups of coffee a day had only half the risk of recurrence of those who drank less coffee or none at all,” explained Ann Rosendahl, one of the researchers from Lund University in Sweden.

“The study also shows that those who drank at least two cups of coffee a day had smaller tumours and a lower proportion of hormone-dependent tumours. We saw that this was already the case at the time of diagnosis,” Rosendahl noted.

Subscriber Only Stories
Re-Defining The Tradition In Folk Art: An Art Educator’s PerspectivePremium
Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS) launches undergraduate program...Premium
MIT World Peace University launches Five-Year Integrated B.Tech with MBA ...Premium
Bring Home The Ultimate Solution For The Whole Family With Airtel Xstream...Premium

In the cell study, the researchers looked more closely at two substances found in coffee — caffeine and caffeic acid.

“The breast cancer cells reacted to these substances, especially caffeine, with reduced cell division and increased cell death, especially in combination with tamoxifen,” Rosendahl noted.

“This shows that these substances have an effect on the breast cancer cells and turn off signalling pathways that the cancer cells require to grow,” Rosendahl said.

The study appeared in the journal Clinical Cancer Research.

📣 The above article is for information purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional for any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.

For all the latest Lifestyle News, download Indian Express App.

First published on: 22-04-2015 at 05:25:39 pm
Latest Comment
Post Comment
Read Comments

Featured Post

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
X