Coffee and the fight against Colorectal Cancer
A new study by JAMA Oncology suggests that drinking a few cups of coffee every day could be associated with longer survival rates and a lower risk of cancer progression in patients receiving treatment for colorectal cancers.
According to the article, “Investigators found that in 1,171 patients treated for metastatic colorectal cancer, those who reported drinking two to three cups of coffee a day were likely to live longer overall and had a longer time before their disease worsened than those who didn’t drink coffee.”
Furthermore, the study indicated that if the patient drank even more cups of coffee the perceived benefits were also greater. The benefits of drinking coffee for this particular cancer treatment are still being studied and analysed and it is too early to suggest a positive outcome but if the research is confirmed it could be a major step forward for the treatment of colorectal cancer.