Does coffee help protect against endometrial cancer?
A higher consumption of café is associated with a lower risk of endometrial cancer, a type of tumor that begins in the lining of the uterus, according to a review of relevant studies published to date. Also, the one with caffeine can provide better protection than the decaf.
The analysis, which is published in the journal «
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research», included 24 studies on coffee intake in 699,234 people, with 9,833 new cases of endometrial cancer.
People in the highest category of coffee consumption had a 29% lower relative risk of developing endometrial cancer than those in the lowest category.
Other studies have also linked the consumption of this drink with the prevention or better survival in colon cancer
, lower risk of breast cancer and benefits of some of its compounds in prostate cancer.
This product of natural origin is the result of a mixture of thousands of substances, so it is difficult to determine what makes it beneficial, although the two most studied components are caffeine and antioxidants
Highlighting several mechanisms that have been associated with coffee’s possible anticancer effects, the authors of the review acknowledge that “further studies with large sample sizes are needed to learn more about the benefits of coffee consumption relative to the risk of cancer.” endometrial cancer”.