The Spanish research linking coffee and cancer prevention has been prepared in the Biomedical Research Center in Obesity and Nutrition Network (CIBEROBN) and has been published in the European Journal of Nutrition. Their results confirm what was already suspected in previous research: that the higher the consumption of coffee (good news, it can be decaffeinated), the lower breast cancer risk, yes, in women who have already reached menopause.
To reach this conclusion, data on Lifestyle, medical history and frequency of consumption of some foods (among them, obviously, coffee) of more than 10,000 women updating that data every two years for a decade.
After this time of analysis, the study verified one of the foods that should be included in a healthy breakfast to protect against this type of cancer: the coffee. And if after eating we drink another cup, better than better because the consumption of more than one cup a day It was related to a lower risk of this cancer in postmenopausal women.
Best of all, this protective effect is not linked to caffeine, but to other types of substances present in coffee, such as polyphenols, diterpenes or chlorogenic acids. These compounds have shown in previous investigations properties antioxidants, anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory and that are also present in decaffeinated versions of this drink. Good news for coffee lovers … and for all those who find it hard to wake up in the morning.