The researchers found that the more coffee they drank (up to 4 cups a day), the better the results. This was true for both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee.
This does not indicate that coffee can cure or prevent cancer, but it does add to the existing evidence that the popular drink is safe and may provide a variety of health benefits.
For people diagnosed with colon cancer, a cup of coffee may offer some unexpected benefits.
And according to a study published on September 17 in “JAMA Oncology”, drinking more coffee, up to four cups per day, was linked to better outcomes for colon cancer patients.
Researchers from multiple medical institutions, including Mayo Clinic and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, screened 1,171 patients with colon cancer in an observational study as part of a clinical trial.
Regardless of variables such as race, alcohol intake and even coffee additives such as milk and sugar, they found that anyone who drank two or three cups of coffee per day had better overall survival than patients who did not drink any coffee, and that the cancer of coffee drinkers developed more slowly and was less likely. Aggravate it.
Additionally, the more coffee a patient consumed, the greater the benefits associated with it. Patients who drink four or more cups of coffee a day have the best survival rates and the lowest risk of complications from the disease. The study found that this applies to both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee.
Years of research has indicated that coffee helps people with colon cancer, while these results are not sufficient to establish a causal relationship between drinking coffee and better cancer outcomes, the clear link adds to the existing evidence on coffee’s health benefits.
Previous research has revealed that coffee is not only safe in moderate amounts (up to five cups per day) but is also linked to a lower risk of some types of cancer, a healthy metabolism, and a reduced incidence of cardiovascular disease.
Researchers have long found specific benefits for colon cancer patients.
Two previous studies in 2017 and 2015 found that drinking coffee was also associated with better outcomes among patients with early-stage and non-metastatic colon cancer.
Scientists hypothesize that coffee could have protective effects on cancer patients in part because it helps control insulin levels, and also because it is high in antioxidants.
And coffee is not a treatment or prevention, but research offers hope with rising rates of colon cancer, if confirmed, this could be a major breakthrough in patient outcomes, as research has shown that colon cancer has been on the rise in the past decade, especially among young adults. However, adults over the age of 50 remain at greater risk, as are people with a family history of cancer or lifestyle risk factors such as poor diet or lack of access to care.