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Coffee cuts breast cancer risk

world Updated: May 12, 2011 01:38 IST

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Ladies, please note — drinking upto five cups of coffee daily can protect you from developing oestrogen-receptor negative breast cancer, which is one of the most aggressive forms of the disease, says a study.

Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden have carried out the study and found that downing the caffeine drink everyday slashes a woman’s risk of developing oestrogen -receptor negative breast cancer (ER-negative).

According to them, women can drink up to five cups of coffee daily to stave off the disease that is more dangerous than oestrogen-receptor positive breast cancer as chemotherapy remains often the only option.

The researchers have, in fact, based their findings on an analysis of data from 6,000 post-menopausal women, the Daily Express reported.

However, experts claim that earlier studies suggested that drinking coffee could increase the risk of breast cancer in women.