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Drinking Coffee Can Reduce Risk of Mouth and Throat Cancer

For all those coffee lovers out there, we’ve some good news for you!

According to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, people who drank more than four cups of coffee a day reduced their risk of getting throat or mouth cancer by 49%.

The study was conducted by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and used the findings of a previous 26 year old study, which followed the lifestyle of 968,432 men and women and documented various lifestyle habits, including their coffee and tea consumption.  During this study, they found that 868 research participants passed away from throat or mouth cancer. When researchers looked closer at the facts, they realized that those who drank four or more cups of coffee a day had a lower risk of mouth and throat cancer than those who didn’t drink as much coffee. According to the study’s lead author, it isn’t the caffeine but the antioxidants, polyphenols, and other compounds in the coffee that help prevent cancer.

This is just a preliminary study and further research will be required before any conclusions can be made.

The most common symptoms of mouth and throat cancer are mouth sores that don’t heal or pain in the mouth that doesn’t go away. Regular dental checkups are crucial for early detection of oral cancerbecause dental professions conduct a thorough examination of your mouth and check for early signs of oral cancer.

The VELscope is a device that offers a painless and non-invasive way to screen for abnormal tissue in the mouth. The examination takes only one or two minutes. 123 Dentist and Willow Dental Care are offering FREE VElscope exams on April 16 and 17th. Book your complimentary screening at a participating clinic near you today!

To read more about this study, click here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/253904.php