By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — If you can’t go a day without coffee, you’re not alone.READ MORE: Juneteenth Celebrations Underway In Pittsburgh
And it turns out that ‘cup of Joe’ could actually be good for you.
A recent study shows it may help slow the spread of colon cancer.
The study looked at dietary questionnaires from more than 1,100 people who were undergoing chemotherapy for advanced or metastatic colon cancer.
They found for every cup of coffee consumed, there was a 7% improvement in survival and a 5% improvement in cancer growth.READ MORE: Rostraver Township First Responders Rescue Kitten Stuck In Storm Drain For 1 Day
Caffeinated or not, it didn’t matter.
Both appeared to positively impact colon cancer.
Doctors say coffee is chock full of disease-fighting antioxidants.
“If you’re worried about drinking three or four cups a day, It’s probably safe and may actually be more beneficial than drinking less. So, if you really like that ‘cup of Joe’ in the morning and that one in the afternoon, like I do, keep doing it. It probably has a number of benefits, specifically to colorectal cancer and maybe for some others,” said Dr. Suneel Kamath of the Cleveland Clinic
Other studies have linked coffee consumption to a reduced risk for diseases included Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.MORE NEWS: Aliquippa Group Wants To Make Sure Every Kid Has A Bicycle This Summer