OnMedica News reports that a study in the journal Cancer suggests that drinking more coffee and team may prevent the development of ovarian cancer, especially in the absence of oral contraceptive or hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
The findings follow on from the publication this week of research showing that high caffeine consumption can double the risk of miscarriage (see Researchers: Caffiene may double risk of miscarriage).
The the health and dietary habits of over 110,000 women were tracked as part of the long-term US Nurses Health Study.
The results of the study showed that there did not seem to be any association with smoking―either current or past but caffeine intake seemed to be protective. Those drinking the most caffeine, including tea, every day were 20% less likely to develop the disease than those drinking the least.
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