Oct 19, 2015 10:00 AM

Author: Cancer Learning Center

Research by Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) investigators and colleagues found a decreased risk of endometrial cancer for coffee intake, and a decreased risk of cancer overall with tea intake. The findings were published in the British Journal of Cancer.

“The association between coffee intake, tea intake and cancer has been extensively studied, but associations are not established for many cancers,” said Mia Hashibe, PhD, HCI investigator in the Cancer Control and Population Sciences program and principal investigator of the study. The research team investigated coffee, tea and cancer risk in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian cancer screening trial. Coffee intake was not associated with the risk of all cancers combined. For endometrial cancer, a decreased risk was observed for drinking two or more cups of coffee per day. Tea drinking was associated with a decreased risk of cancer overall.

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