Coffee preventing breast cancer? More to it than that.
|May 12, 2011||Posted by Alex under Lifestyle, Tidbits|
Coffee seems to be a recurring theme in this blog, what with my half-hearted struggle to cut back, and the general fascination that medical researchers seem to have with it. Almost every week, I read something in the news about coffee either being the next best thing for your body, or something to fearfully avoid. Don’t drink too much, don’t drink too little and on and on.
Recently I read a news article on a Canadian news website, one that was also reported in various papers, that consuming coffee might help women prevent breast cancer. The article begins by strongly stating that coffee consumption can greatly reduce the risk of breast.
Doesn’t sound too bad right?
But then the interesting thing happens where the article suggests that lifestyle choices, such as overall health and nutrition, of the women in the study, as well as whether they smoked or consumed alcohol on a regular basis, were not factored in.
Hmm. Then the article states that it’s not suggesting women go out and consume massive amounts of coffee, but that worse case, coffee couldn’t possibly contribute.
Now, curiously, that’s not how the article began. The article began with a gripping premise, that consuming our favourite caffeinated beverage can produce remarkable health benefits, and then ended with a wimper saying it wasn’t sure.
In fact all the article is really telling is us that coffee probably does not cause breast cancer. If the researchers who did the study came up with irrelevant conclusions, it makes you wonder why they bothered to publish it at all.
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