Coffee Protects Women From Uterine Cancer
Scientists are still researching the benefits and harms of coffee, one of the most widely consumed stimulants in the world, containing a complex mix of more than 1,000 chemicals.
In this regard, scientists have revealed in a new study, published in the journal “research of Obstetrics and gynecology”, that coffee has the ability to reduce the risk of endometrial cancer.
According to the study, caffeinated coffee may provide better protection than decaffeinated coffee, to protect against uterine cancer.
Most uterine cancer begins in the layer of cells that make up the lining of the uterus, and there are other types of cancer that can form in the uterus, including uterine sarcoma, but they are much less common than endometrial cancer, according to Sky News Arabia.
Endometrial cancer is often detected at an early stage; it causes abnormal vaginal bleeding, and if detected early, it is often surgical removal of the uterus is the cure for endometrial cancer, according to the site “Mayo Clinic” medical.
Scientists say coffee is one of the most widely consumed stimulants globally, and contains a complex blend of more than 1,000 chemicals such as phenolic compounds (including chlorogenic acid), which produce catechins, caffeine, Ferulic, and comaric acids.
These substances may have beneficial and harmful effects on health, as a negative statistical association between coffee consumption and the incidence of certain cancers has been reported.
Previously, the relationship between coffee consumption and endometrial cancer was unclear, and it was common for coffee consumption to have the potential to reduce the risk of endometrial cancer.
The new study removed this mystery surrounding the relationship of coffee to cancer of the uterus, as the efforts of researchers included the analysis of 24 studies on coffee intake included about 10 thousand new cases of endometrial cancer.
The scientists found that people who consumed the most coffee had a 29 percent lower relative risk of developing endometrial cancer than those who consumed the least.
According to the study, endometrial cancer is one of the most common gynecological malignant tumors worldwide, with an incidence rate of 12.9 per 100 thousand women, and an estimated mortality rate of 2.4 per 100 thousand women.
In developing countries, it is the second most common gynecological malignant neoplasm, with an incidence rate of 5.9 cases per 100 thousand women, while the mortality rate is 1.7 cases per 100 thousand women.
Causes of endometrial cancer include long-term exposure to excess estrogen, obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure, while the most important protective factors include physical activity, aspirin intake and healthy eating habits.
The researchers believe that more studies are needed that expand the sample size (the patients being studied), to get more information about the benefits of drinking coffee in relation to the risk of endometrial cancer.