Coffee Does Not Cause Breast Cancer, Scientist Says
[12/21/2001; Reuters News Service]
Drinking coffee does not increase the risk
of incurring breast cancer, Swedish physicians said on Friday.
Some scientists have suspected that high coffee consumption
increases the risk of contracting breast cancer after research
20 years ago indicated that women with breast cancer experienced
a regression of the disease if they stopped drinking coffee.
a 13-year-long study of 60,000 Swedish women found no link suggesting
coffee would be a culprit. ``We found no association between self-reported
coffee, black tea, and caffeine consumption and subsequent breast
cancer incidence,'' said the research report made at the Karolinska
Institute medical university, most famous for choosing the annual
winner of the Nobel prize for medicine.
Swedes are the world's
second biggest coffee consumers per capita, drinking three cups
or more per day, a tradition dating to the 17th century.
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