To investigate the link between coffee intake and smaller breast size, the researchers led by Helena Jernstrom surveyed women. They obtained their bust measurements as well as the number of cups of coffee they drink everyday. The researchers explained that the effect of coffee on breast size may be attributed to the fact that coffee contains compounds that influences hormone activity. Aside from caffeine, coffee is rich in phytoestrogens, which blocks estrogen receptors in breasts. Estrogen, which is responsible for breast tissue growth and development, will be inhibited from doing its job by phytoestrogens.
Recently published research shows that coffee drinkers enjoy not only the taste of their coffee but also a reduced risk of cancer with their cuppa. More detailed research published May 10 in BioMed Central's open access journal Breast Cancer Research shows that drinking coffee specifically reduces the risk of antiestrogen-resistant estrogen-receptor ER -negative breast cancer. Researchers from Sweden compared lifestyle factors and coffee consumption between women with breast cancer and age-matched women without.
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