Coffee helps prevent head and neck cancer
For a long time research has been conducted about the link between cancer and coffee but there haven’t been any relevant results showing just how coffee can impact the organism as far as enforcing it against cancer is concerned. Results have actually pointed in different directions at times. For example, some studies pointed to the fact the lower rates of kidney and ovarian cancer have been reported among coffee drinkers. Against colon cancer, the body for example has no benefits whatsoever from coffee consumption. Other cancers are also not likely to be influenced by coffee. What this proves is that most research was part of a study about the effects of coffee and not about how you can treat and prevents head and neck cancer so results might be a little biased.
However, more recent research has gathered observations from nine studies about head and neck cancer and these have been correlated with information about coffee and tea. The studies were based on comparisons between cancer patients and the general population.
Results clearly favored coffee consumption as the risk of developing head and neck cancer was 12% lower in coffee drinkers than in people who took pride in not drinking coffee. Other factors were also considered, mainly lifestyle factors such as smoking and drinking. This goes to show that you can never know how good something can be for you based on general opinions. If that’s too much said, then at least this goes to show that there’s a good side to everything. There may even be a good side to smoking, as hard to find as it may be.
Coming back to coffee drinking and coffee, the truth is that the more coffee you drink the more you reduce the risk of cancer. Let’s talk numbers now. If you manage to drink more than four cups a day you might even reduce the risk of head and neck cancer by about 40%. Before you get too excited, these types of cancer are actually very uncommon but even so you have a reduced risk of being the one in 10,000 that is diagnosed with them. Still, coffee plays a pretty important role in keeping you safe from it.
More studies have been conducted, maybe as research for marketing coffee, but coffee didn’t seem to play any role in voice cancer or larynx cancer. Another worthy to mention fact is that tea or decaffeinated coffee don’t have the same effect as regular coffee. So if you were drinking decaf or tea to avoid harmful effects regular coffee can have you’re now likely to experience a dilemma.
Though connections were established, you can’t say that it’s been medically proven that coffee protects against coffee and, to be accurate, other factors associated with coffee can actually play the leading role in preventing cancer. Further research is necessary before they can actually start to advertise coffee as a cancer prevention method.
It might be presumptuous to say coffee makes a difference but the journal of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomakers & Prevention records some ways in which coffee can help our body’s against cancer. This is a trustworthy source so we can’t rule out the benefits coffee can have but this is still not a valid reason to get you to drink as much Java a day as you can. They said coffee contains more than a thousand chemicals not just caffeine and some of these, like cafestol and kahweol can be effective against carcinogens.
There are a great deal of reasons to remain skeptical about these claims but you might still find this information useful, especially if you’ve ever had neck or head cancer. You’ll most likely conclude by saying: “What will coffee producers think of next to sell their coffee?” If this rings as bad to you, just think that at least research is being done about cancer and coffee corporations are investing in this type of research which can one day actually reach conclusive results.
Until then you can just go on with your regular habits and just keep updated with new research. One day you might become grateful for indulging yourself with more cups of coffee than you’d be proud to admit you consume every day.11