Coffee vs Cancer: Are You Preventing Disease?


Coffee is quite the miracle liquid. Since its creation, coffee has not only been used to keep millions of people awake and alert during long work days, but it has also been proven to beautify your appearance as well as being a great tool for cleaning your home. But believe it or not, many recent studies are showing that coffee may also be able to reduce your risk of cancer.

That’s right. It may seem impossible and contrary to what we’ve always been told, but many experts believe that consumption of coffee actually has more benefits than disadvantages, provided that the drinker does not drink to excess, does not have a caffeine allergy and their body metabolizes caffeine correctly.

As it turns out, coffee may be helpful in quelling the effects of a variety of different cancers as proven by various studies that have been conducted around the country. Here are just a few of the truly educational and awe-inspiring studies that have been completed:

  • In an investigation conducted by Lund University, the researchers discovered that women who drank 2-3 coffees a day could lessen their risk of getting breast cancer.
  • We know that coffee can be good for the skin, but a study reported by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that because coffee contains several bioactive compounds that are enemies of melanoma; coffee can actually be instrumental in preventing the onset of skin cancer as well.
  • A study published in a journal at BioMed Central reported that people with lung cancer can help their case by drinking coffee on a daily basis because the properties and proteins in coffee have been discovered to prevent the cancerous cell’s reproduction rate.

These studies are very promising to people looking to prevent or slow the onset of potentially fatal diseases and illnesses who are also fans of their daily cup of coffee, and as time goes on, studies will continue to praise the healing aspects of caffeine.

So think about that the next time you enter your favorite coffee shop or pick up your next cup of Zoka Coffee. You are not only enjoying a delicious beverage, but you might even be saving your life.