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Coffee may ward off endometrial cancer

November 1, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Coffee may help protect women from endometrial cancer.Researchers in Sweden surveyed more than 60,000 women about their coffee-drinking habits and then tracked them for 17 years.

They say women who drank two or more cups of coffee a day were significantly less likely to develop endometrial cancer.

Each additional cup appeared to be tied to at least a 10 percent lower risk.

Researchers say coffee may affect blood sugar, fat cells and estrogen, which all play a role in endometrial cancer.