Good news: Your coffee addiction could be doing you some good!
We already knew that coffee can put a spring in your step and kick your brain into gear. And now, new research from Harvard Medical School suggests that coffee could lower your risk of endometrial cancer.
If you’ve never heard of endometrial cancer, it’s the cancer of the lining of the uterus.
The study found that women who drank more than four cups a day lowered their chance of developing endometrial cancer by 22%. That’s quite a lot of caffeine for one girl to handle. Fortunately, drinking a moderate two to three cups a day was also associated with a lower risk.
It’s worth noting that these benefits were only seen in women with a BMI in the overweight to obese range. However, endometrial cancer is more likely to develop in overweight women in the first place.
Harvard Medical School settled upon these figures after studying 40 000 female subjects across 20 previous studies, 12 000 of whom had been diagnosed with endometrial cancer.
Well, in that case, we’ll take another latte, thanks!