Coffee Reduces Breast Cancer Risk: New Karolinska Institute Study  
5/11/2011 7:25:55 AM

Drinking coffee could help protect women over 50 from an aggressive form of breast cancer, Swedish scientists said Wednesday. Researchers at the Karolinska Institute found that regular coffee drinkers were less likely to develop estrogen-receptor negative tumors -- a form of cancer that is resistant to a wide range of drugs. Those who consume five or more cups a day are 57 percent less likely to develop the cancer, according to the study. The team presented their findings after studying data from almost 6,000 women over the age of 50.