Drink Coffee to Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer?

Coffee consumption and breast cancer

Boy do I love that morning cup of coffee. I was so happy to hear the  good news for coffee drinkers. Want to reduce your risk of breast cancer? New research suggests drinking coffee might help you do that. Researchers from Sweden compared certain lifestyle factors and coffee consumption among women with breast cancer and those without breast cancer. They found coffee drinkers had a lower incidence of breast cancer compared to those who rarely drank coffee. However, other lifestyle factors such as age at menopause, exercise, weight, education and a family history May also affect breast cancer rates. Once the researchers adjusted for these other factors, they found the protective effect of coffee was not significant for all types of breast cancer and was only slightly measurable for antiestrogen-resistant estrogen-receptor (ER)-negative breast cancer. 

When the results were compared to a German study, it was discovered that their data showed the same trend, but the relationship was much weaker. This suggests that this may have something to do with the way the coffee was prepared, or the type of bean preferred.