Coffee consumption increases risk of advanced breast cancer among Singapore Chinese women
Background: Experimental data support both a protective and risk enhancing effect of coffee compounds on breast cancer development. A few retrospective studies conducted before 1988 also reported inconsistent findings. However, more recent prospective epidemiological data do not support a relationship between coffee intake and breast cancer risk among western populations, and well-conducted studies among Asian population are lacking. Coffee is one of the most commonly consumed beverages, but more among western populations than most Asian populations. In Singapore with relatively recent economic ...
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