Along with the immediate benefit of providing enough caffeine to make you safe to be around other humans, drinking coffee has long been known to come with some serious health benefits. Now, scientists have discovered yet another wondrous health benefit from consuming copious amounts of coffee: the brown stuff could reduce your risk of colon cancer by as much as 50%, according to new research.
As explained in a report by CBS News, a new study suggests that the more coffee you drink (both regular or decaf), the lower your risk of colorectal cancer appears to be. Specifically, the researchers compared data on more than 5,100 people diagnosed with colorectal cancer in Israel with data on 4,000 other people with no history of colon cancer and found that drinking one or two cups of coffee every day was associated with a 26% lower risk of developing the disease. Better yet, the findings suggest drinking 2.5 cups or more per day was linked to a 50% reduced risk. Um, don't mind if we do.