Thursday, August 02, 2007

Hooray for Caffeine...and being Female!

A while back I posted about the fact that I had stopped drinking all caffeine for about 15 years and somehow I am back at 3-4 cups of coffee a day. It didn't help matters that I married a coffee connoisseur/addict…

"...Drinking three or more cups of coffee a day may cut the risk of colon cancer in women by half, according to a study by Japanese scientists.

Researchers from Tokyo's National Cancer Centre studied data from more than 96,000 men and women aged between 40-69 over a period of up to 12 years from 1990, a member of the team said on Wednesday. They found no significant benefit in men.

Even after adjusting for other factors including diet and exercise, they found that women who drank three or more cups of coffee a day had half the risk of developing colon cancer, compared with those who drank no coffee at all..." (source)

..Does this mean I am officially back to ONE vice?!

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