This study was done in the UK, so we don’t know if similar results would be found in the U.S.
U.S. coffee drinkers need to keep in mind that additions such as whipped cream, syrups and other sweeteners pack in the calories. If regularly consumed, those extra calories can lead to overweight and obesity, which is a cause of cancer. And, if you have sleep difficulties, heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you should limit coffee.
Since coffee may offer health benefits due to antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds it contains, if you don’t have reason to avoid it, go ahead and enjoy that second cup. Just keep it simple – plain – or with a little skim or lowfat milk.
In the latest issue of Cancer Research Update, AICR’s biweekly email newsletter on the science of cancer prevention, treatment and survival, we asked cancer researchers and educators to answer one, simple question:
What do we know today that we didn’t know just 10 years ago?
Their answers might surprise you – they surprised us. Although epidemiologists, clinicians, basic researchers and health professionals differ on what they believe to be the most important achievement in the past ten years, they agreed on one thing: It’s never been clearer that diet, physical activity and a healthy weight all play an important protective role.