Team McCallum

R&D for Lifetime of Life

Coffee/tea v oral cancer.

Prof Mia Hashibe and team evaluated 9 different studies of cancer of the mouth and throat with tea and coffee drinking.

This covered 5,000 cancer cases and 9,000 controls.

The findings were that any amount of caffeinated coffee cut the risk of upper mouth/throat cancer.

Four cups of coffee per day cut the risk of this type of cancer by nearly 40% compared to non-drinkers.

Caffeinated coffee worked at the upper levels, but by the time it reached the pharynx, the voice box, it made no difference.

There were too few drinkers of decaf coffee to decide about its impact.

Drinking tea was neutral. It didn’t help, it didn’t harm.

The main risk factors for oral cancer are smoking and drinking alcohol.


July 8, 2010 - Posted by | Cancer, Coffee, Health, Mia Hashibe, Success, Tea

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