Study Finds No Link Between Caffeine, Breast Cancer Risk

October 14, 2008

According to a new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, there is no link between caffeine consumption and the overall risk of breast cancer........Washington (ChattahBox) – According to a new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, there is no link between caffeine consumption and the overall risk of breast cancer.

Studies in the past have shown that high levels of caffeine intake could put people at a higher risk of breast cancer, but this is no longer the case.

The study was led by Dr. Ken Ishitani of Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, as well as Tokyo Women’s Medical University, and followed more than 38,000 U.S. women.

The report released stated that there was “no overall association between caffeine consumption and breast cancer risk.”

The only thing that was linked was heavy caffeine consumption, over four cups of coffee daily, being tied to breast cancer in women who already had benign breast disease.

The issue researchers have is that usually heavy caffeine drinkers lead unhealthy lifestyles.  It is these lifestyles which may up their breast cancer risk, not the caffeine itself.


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