Saturday, December 22, 2012

In the News: Coffee May Lower Risk of Dying From Oral Cancers

 This is my (Rob) kind of news. I drink between 4 and 10 cups o' coffee a day and have been for decades. I can tell you that the study holds true with me. :) Coffee also helps prevent Alzheimer's disease, colon cancer, and other ailments. SO, run to Dunkin' Donuts and get an extra large coffee (you can leave out the cream, that just adds fat). - Thanks to Jacquie in Mass. for sending this- of course, she, too, loves Dunkin' coffee. :)  Rob
Coffee May Lower Risk of Dying From Oral Cancers
WebMD Health News By ; Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD
 Dec. 12, 2012 -- Heavy coffee drinkers -- those who drink more than four cups a day -- may cut their risk of dying from cancers of the mouth and throat by nearly half, according to new research.
Drink up!!
"We examined coffee drinking habits in nearly 1 million men and women," says Janet Hildebrand, MPH, an epidemiologist with the American Cancer Society.
"Those who reported drinking at least four cups per day of caffeinated coffee incurred about half the risk of dying from mouth and throat cancers compared to people who did not drink caffeinated coffee daily or only drank it occasionally."
That link held even when the researchers took into account smoking habits and alcohol use.
Smoking and alcohol use are among the strongest risk factors for oral cancers.
About 35,000 new cases of oral cancers are expected in the U.S. this year, with 6,800 deaths, according to the American Cancer Society. The new study is published online in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
Previous research by others has linked drinking more than four cups of coffee a day to about the same risk reduction in getting a diagnosis of oral cancer. FULL ARTICLE ON THE STUDY:

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Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
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Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

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