Coffee rocks again, less brain tumors

By Dr. Alan Kadish NMD

I like coffee and find myself on the lookout for good medical rationalizations for drinking more. In the August International Journal of Cancer they compared patients who developed brain tumors along with their coffee and green tea intake. The question was simple,  was there any association positive or negative.

The findings…..coffee works to reduce your risk , green tea does not. They notably found a “significant inverse relationship between coffee consumption and brain tumor risk”.

Take away; drink responsibly and watch your blood pressure and sleep quality. Some people are far more sensitive to caffeine. And don’t forget to drink organic coffee, the extra cost is worth the investment. Pesticides have been associated with brain cancers.

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Coffee and green tea consumption in relation to brain tumor risk in a Japanese population

International Journal of Cancer08/26/2016

 Ogawa T, et al. – In a Japanese population, this study assessed the relationship amongst coffee and greed tea intake and brain tumor risk, study authors recommended that coffee consumption may decrease the danger of brain tumor, including that of glioma.

Methods

  •  In the Japan Public Health Center-based Prospective Study (JPHC Study), the researchers assessed a cohort of 106,324 subjects (50,438 men and 55,886 women).
  • From 1990 for Cohort I and 1993 for Cohort II until December 31, 2012, subjects were followed.
  • During the study period, 157 (70 men and 87 women) newly diagnosed cases of brain tumor were distinguished.
  • Using a Cox proportional hazards regression model, hazard ratio (HR) and 95% confidence intervals (95%CIs) for the relationship between coffee or green tea consumption and brain tumor risk were surveyed.

Results

  •  Researchers found a significant inverse relationship between coffee consumption and brain tumor risk in both total subjects (≥3 cups/day; HR=0.47, 95%CI=0.22-0.98) and in women (≥3 cups/day; HR=0.24, 95%CI=0.06-0.99), although the number of cases in the highest category was small.
  • It was also observed that glioma risk tended to diminish with higher coffee consumption (≥3 cups/day; HR=0.54, 95%CI=0.16-1.80).
  • As per the findings, no affiliation was seen between green tea and brain tumor risk.

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Dr. Kadish is an unusual physician often referred to as a "doctor detective". His expertise is the evaluation and treatment of complex disorders, typically after other physicians have been stumped, is renowned. He provides care for all family members and has additional training in autistic spectrum disorders and chronic complex diseases.