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Boiled coffee cuts breast cancer risk: study

Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 15 Jun 2010, 07:38

Published: 15 Jun 2010 07:38 GMT+02:00

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The researchers at Umeå University explain that the health benefits of boiled coffee, as opposed to filter coffee, are due to the residual content of 80 times as much coffee-specific fatty acids which have been proven in animal tests to hinder the growth of cancer.

But the health effects of boiled coffee were not uniquely positive, the study shows, carrying a heightened risk of pancreatic and lung cancer among men. There were no links established between these forms of cancer among men and filter coffee.

Filter coffee was also shown to cut the risk of late breast cancer (after 55-years-old) but increase the risk for early breast cancer (before 49-years-old).

The study of 64,603 people, published in the scientific journal Cancer Causes and Control, is the first of its kind worldwide to compare the consumption of coffee with two different preparation techniques.

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The Nordic countries lead the world in coffee consumption, with the Finns drinking the equivalent of 12 kilogrammes per capita per annum. Sweden comes in sixth with an average of 8.2 kilogrammes consumed, according to World Resource Institute statistics from 2008.

Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

09:30 June 15, 2010 by planethero
1) boiling coffee is spoiling coffee, age old adage.

2) coffee reduces apetite, i hope this survey included weight and smoking analysis etc.
10:10 June 15, 2010 by concha de tu puta madre
Nice looking kettle. Sure it makes the best black coffee ever.
10:12 June 15, 2010 by jwlundgren
article seems 'wishy-washy' and inconclusive. Why bother publishing it without any real facts? It is commonly believed that caffeine increases fibroids which can mask breast cancer, so maybe it is just being discovered as soon as it could be. Too many unknowns.
10:14 June 15, 2010 by dwb5555
How about drinking boiled Tea instead, no milk.
12:03 June 15, 2010 by RoyceD
how about the word "correlation".
13:58 June 15, 2010 by si
Fantastic new Swedish study:

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away"

The study concluded a strong correlation based on the the conclusive fact that both the word "apple" and the word "away" start with the letter A,
15:01 June 15, 2010 by xenyasai
How about all of the besserwissers put forward their peer reviewed research papers.

Oh yeah, that's right; you haven't done any study and think anecdotal evidence and opinions is the same thing as empirical evidence and facts.

Funny how that giving someone the ability to be heard they think they know everything. Some might even make things up just to get attention.

Reminds me of the joke David Thorne orchestrated in Oz. He pretended to be a girl who "mistakenly" made a private party invitation public. A lot of people actually claimed they knew her.
20:15 June 15, 2010 by si
David who ?

here is another gem : http://www.thelocal.se/15016/20081016/.
00:31 June 16, 2010 by Rebel
Coffee has caffeine and that makes the person move more (just becoming more animated can burn off hundreds of calories a day). So it may be that energy drinks or even Mountain Dew would have the same effect.
18:23 June 18, 2010 by Bay
The obvious conclusion from all this is: Anyone interested in going out for a cup of Joe? is a great physical activity that's socially, mentally and now uniquely positive for reduction of breast cancers. Think about this the next time your at a great location with a nice some one, enjoying a good cup of Joe.
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