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Study: Coffee drinkers reduce risk for colon cancer


Some people need a cup of morning coffee to be a functioning human being and new research suggests its a good habit for colon health. In fact, regular coffee drinkers reduced their risk for colon cancer by 26% compared to non-coffee drinkers.

The study found when people drank coffee, it didn't matter whether it was decaffeinated or caffeinated or if it was brewed or boiled: the more coffee a person drank, the lower their risk for getting colon cancer. They believe coffee acts as a protective agent against colon cancer. However, people should either take their coffee black or add sweeteners like Stevia; drinking coffee with eight packets of raw sugar and a half cup of coffee creamer isn't good for anybody.

Not only does drinking coffee regularly reduce a person's risk for colon cancer, but it also increases a colon cancer patient's survival rates. Studies show heavy coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of dying from colon cancer or having it return. 

There are other health benefits to regularly drinking coffee. For example, regular drinkers are less likely to have type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease and dementia.

Remember, the best way to combat colon cancer is to get screened. So, unashamedly drink coffee and get screened!

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