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Coffee fights breast cancer

Published onsdag 11 maj 2011 kl 14.35

At least five cups of coffee a day more than halves the risk for a certain type of breast cancer, according to a new study from Stockholm's Karolinska Institute. According to Professor Per Hall, this is the first time such a strong preventative effect has been noted.

There is divided opinion amongst the scientific community on the effect of coffee on the human body. This study does, however, complement the findings of an earlier German study, though the correlation between coffee and breast cancer is considerably stronger in this Swedish study.

The researchers are not certain why coffee appears to have this particular health benefit, although they believe it may have something to do with how the coffee is prepared and which type of beans are used.

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