CINCINNATI - Your morning cup of Joe may be doing more than keeping you awake.
According to a study by the American Cancer Society, drinking coffee may lower your risk for oral cancer.
Researchers found people who drank more than four cups of caffeinated coffee a day had nearly half the risk of dying from mouth or throat cancers, compared to those who only occasionally or never drank coffee.
According to the study’s authors, more research is needed.
Although oral cancer is less common in the U.S., mouth and throat cancers are among the 10 most common cancers in the world.
The study is published online in the American Journal of Epidemiology and can be read at http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/12/09/aje.kws222 .
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