How can caffeinated coffee help reduce my cancer risk?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Your daily cup of joe can cut your risk for different types of cancers. The theory here is that caffeine is a catalyst in the “suicide” of cancer cells. Studies have found that drinking two cups a day can cut your risk for colon cancer by 25%; three cups can prevent certain types of breast cancer; 4 cups reduce the risk of head and neck cancer by 39%; five cups cut your brain cancer risk by 40%; and for men, six cups the risk of prostate cancer by 60%. But remember: drink coffee in moderation and with modest amounts of milk and sugar.

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