USC Study: Drinking Coffee Reduces Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Released: 4/5/2016

Coffee is getting good press again! New research conducted at the University of Southern California found that drinking coffee decreases the risk of colorectal cancer. The benefits are across the board for all types of coffee--caffeinated, decaffeinated, even instant.

Participants in the study were more than 5,100 men & women who were diagnosed with colorectal cancer within the past months, along with a control group of 4,000 men & women with no history of colorectal cancer.

Data came in showing that even moderate coffee consumption, between 1-2 servings a day, was associated with 26 percent reduction in the odds of developing colorectal cancer. Further, the chance of contracting it decreased up to 50 percent when participants drank more than 2.5 servings of coffee a day.

Other ways to lower one’s risk of developing colorectal cancer can be found here.