Tuesday, 21 Apr, 2009 Health & Fitness

Coffee And Tea Are Useful For Women

Endometrial cancer is met in 9 percent of women with tumors and has the 7th place among the causes of death from malignant tumors. Women older than 50, suffering from obesity, and those who were submitted to treatment with estrogens after menopause, enter the group of risk of developing this disease.

Approximately 1,100 women have taken part in the new research. As it turned out, in the ones who were daily drinking tea and coffee, endometrial cancer was diagnosed fewer times than in those who didn't. Among participants who were drinking more than 4 cups of coffee and tea per day, the oncological disease was developed only in half of them. And, finally, in the groups of the women whose norm was more than 2 cups per day the risk was lowered by 29 percent.

Scientists still cannot explain how tea and coffee protect from endometrial cancer. Possibly, the protective properties of the drinks are due to caffeine, which stimulates the secretion of certain enzymes that help in neutralizing potential cancerogens. A big role is also played by other substances, contained in tea and coffee, such as flavonoides, catehins and izoflavons, known to have antioxidant properties.

It is also worth reminding that caffeine protects from senile madness. Daily consumption of 3-5 cups of coffee per day can decrease the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by 60-65 per cent.

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