Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences found that higher coffee consumption is linked with a lower risk of endometrial cancer, a type of cancer that begins in the lining of the uterus.
Also, caffeinated coffee may provide better protection than decaffeinated coffee.
A type of cancer that begins in the lining of the womb (uterus). Most cases occur in women after the age of 55.
A key sign is abnormal vaginal bleeding, such as bleeding after menopause or bleeding between periods. Other symptoms may include pelvic pain and pain during sex, but some women experience no symptoms at all.
Treatments include surgery to remove the uterus, radiation, hormone therapy, and chemotherapy.
In the study, the team reviewed 24 studies on coffee intake with 9,833 new cases of endometrial cancer occurring in 699,234 women.
They found people in the highest category of coffee intake had a 29% lower relative risk of developing endometrial cancer than those in the lowest category.
The team highlights several mechanisms that have been associated with the potential anti-cancer effects of coffee.
They suggest further studies with a large sample size are needed to obtain more information regarding the benefits of coffee drinking in relation to the risk of endometrial cancer.
The research was published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research and conducted by Yu Gao et al.
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