Coffee Might Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

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Coffee is known to have many benefits that relate to our lives. We use it to stay alert and focused throughout the day. However, we have yet to fully understand many of coffee’s benefits that have been coming up on a regular basis.

One such benefit of coffee is that it can help to reduce your risk of developing breast cancer. This, in turn, helps you to stay healthy and makes you less likely to struggle with this harmful condition. The British Journal of Cancer has particularly been responsible for publishing information about how coffee can help reduce your risk for the disease.


What the Study Says

The British Journal of Cancer recently had more than 200 women participate in a study relating to breast cancer and key factors for developing it. Much of the study entailed a look at women who carried a particular gene that was linked to breast cancer and how estrogen is metabolized within the body.

The study found that women who had three or more cups of coffee in a day would have smaller breasts than those who did not. This is important, as breast size may be a key part of what causes breast cancer. Those who have larger breasts are more likely to contract this condition.

This is particularly true for women who have the CYP1A2*1F gene, which is believed to be a critical factor for breast cancer. The study concludes that coffee is related to smaller breast sizes, and it supports the belief that coffee can protect the body against breast cancer.

This does not mean that coffee consumption is going to directly impact your breast size. It simply means that the ways particular genes in your body are expressed can change. Much of this is designed to curb how breast cancer is formed, as your CYP1A2*1F gene, if you have it, will not be expressed as much as it normally might.

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