Is It Good or Bad for Your Health? The Verdict on Coffee

It may improve mental focus, even aid disease prevention--but a lot depends on how much you drink and when (8 Photos)

Madelyn Fernstrom PhD CNS on Aug 20, 2010 at 2:47PM

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Is It Good or Bad for Your Health? The Verdict on Coffee

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Coffee's Cancer-Fighting Power

Coffee has been linked to several cancer fighting effects. The mechanisms are not known, but are likely related to its antioxidant content. While the studies establish associations, not a clear correlation, evidence suggests that coffee drinkers can be 50 percent less likely to get liver cancer compared to non-coffee drinkers. Other studies have shown reduced rates of other cancers in coffee drinkers, including colon, breast, and rectal cancers.

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