Coffee *squints eyes* PREVENTS CANCER?!?

Chalk up another benefit of drinking the magical elixir we know as COFFEE!

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From Inc. Magazine:

Drinking two to four 8-ounce cups of coffee each day decreases your risk of contracting Type 2 diabetes by 30 percent, Parkinson’s disease by 30 percent, and heart disease by 5 percent. These huge health benefits can have a correspondingly huge financial impact on your company, because a healthy workforce has fewer sick days and is likely to cost less to insure.

Now it appears that coffee’s health benefits may be greater than previously assumed. While a previous meta-analysis of 127 studies showed coffee reduces cancer risk by 20 percent, it wasn’t entirely clear from those original studies what types of cancer were affected. The American Cancer Society (ACS) has now weighed in and the news is incredibly positive. According to the newly-issued Guideline for Diet and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention.

“Studies have suggested that coffee consumption likely reduces the risk of liver and endometrial cancers [and] there is some evidence that coffee reduces the risk of cancers of the mouth, pharynx, and larynx as well as basal cell skin cancer in both men and women, and possibly malignant melanoma in women.”

Story source: Inc. Magazine.