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Coffee Consumption Associated With Decreased Risk of Metastatic Colon Cancer Disease Progression

Metastatic colon cancer is colon cancer that has spread to other organs. A recent study has found that drinking two to three cups of coffee per day may help reduce the risk of disease progression and death.

Participants in the study included 1,171 adults with locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer who were enrolled in the Cancer and Leukemia Group B Alliance/SWOG 80405 study. Participants completed a dietary intake questionnaire at the beginning of the study which included questions about coffee consumption. Participants were followed for an average of 13 years.

The researchers found that participants who drank two to three cups of coffee per day had a decreased risk of disease progression and death compared to those who consumed no coffee. Participants who consumed more than four cups of coffee per day had an even greater benefit. These results were seen for both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee. 

The study was conducted by researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. It was published online ahead of print in the journal JAMA Oncology.

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