(EMAILWIRE.COM, November 18, 2012 ) San Francisco, CA -- It is no secret that coffee is one of the worlds most well-established drinks. Whether it is being used for enjoyment or for alert focus, coffee is enjoyed by millions and millions of individuals. And now there is one more reason to enjoy a dark roast or light blend, as research is suggesting that coffee could help lower the risks of mouth and throat cancer.
At the University of Milan, researchers have published findings in the Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention journal. In the study, the research showed that those who partook in coffee (under five cups a day) had 39% less chance of developing mouth or throat cancer than those who did not drink coffee.
The researchers who analyzed a handful of studies that focused on neck and head cancers, which found that coffee had over a thousand chemicals and compounds that contain anti-cancerous properties.
The study did note that those who smoked and drank liquor regularly had a diminished result from the coffee drinking.
The South African Dental Association stated that discover was welcome news in the fight against such cancers.
Professor Andre van Zyl, SADAs spokesperson, stated that it was not known how substantial the anti-carcinogenic properties were in brewed coffee.
Which of these substances actually protect against cancer in humans is a question for future studies, he said.
Zyl also noted that coffee types made a difference when it came to the potency of the beneficial properties. He noted that espresso should be regarded as more potent as it was a more concentrated beverage than brewed coffee.
Zyl added that other particular food-types are useful in the same endeavor of avoiding throat and mouth cancer. Fruits and vegetables help to lower both types of risks, giving even more pointed weight to base of the always-important nutrient source.
Over 400,000 new cancer of oral and throat cancer are diagnosed each year. Mereth Smith, CEO of
SADA said there was a need for improved rates among groups that suffered from each type of cancer. She noted that the survival rate for oral cancer was poor, and has seen little improvement in the last decade.
Patients need to be educated about the danger signs and how they may play a role in ensuring earlier diagnosis and, consequently, better survival rates.
This is one of the most important aspects of working towards a better quality of life for oral cancer patients, she said.