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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Cut Risk of Oral Cancer and other Long-term Disabilities with Cup of Coffee

Coffee is best-known for being an anti-oxidant substance. However, aside from being an oxidizing agent, a study found out that coffee can also reduce the risk of oral cancer and other long-term disabilities.

The said findings came in light of a 26-year period study which reviewed the lifestyle habits of more than 900,000 healthy men and women who did not have cancer the beginning of the study way back in 1982.

During the study, the health and dietary habits of the participants were monitored. Also, factors that were being taken into consideration included smoking, alcohol consumption, and whether they drank coffee or not.

Apparently, the researchers found out that those who drank coffee at least one cup a day had a 26 percent lower risk of death from oral cancer, while those who consumed two to three cups per day had a 33 percent lower risk for the disease and other illnesses. In addition, those super caffeinated participants who drank four to six cups of coffee had a 50 percent lower risk of contacting oral cancer when compared to non-coffee drinkers.

Additionally, out of 900,000 participants, only 868 died from oral or throat cancer.

In addition, aside from being an anti-oxidant, newer studies suggest that coffee may have other health benefits. In fact, other recent studies claimed that coffee provides protection against Parkinson’s disease, Type 2 diabetes, and liver cancer aside from having significant content of anti-oxidants. Nevertheless, a spokesperson from Mayo Clinic, Dr. Donald Hensrud, reminded that although coffee was proven to have a lot of benefits to offer, it should still be consumed moderately.

Meanwhile, in the event of having a serious health conditions like oral cancer and other disabling diseases that prevent you from performing substantial gainful activity, you may qualify for long-term disability benefits, reminded a Los Angeles disability lawyer.