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NHS England » Kristin Hallenga
Back to Health A to Z. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK. There's a good chance of recovery if it's detected in its early stages. For this reason, it's vital that women check their breasts regularly for any changes and always get any changes examined by their GP.
Coffee could make breast cancer drug tamoxifen more effective
Back to Food and diet. It said that researchers had questioned nearly women on how much coffee they drank, and then measured the size of their bust. Previous research has found that risk of breast cancer may be affected by a particular oestrogen balance in the body, a balance that seems to be associated with breast volume. This is influenced by a gene that codes instructs for an enzyme involved with both oestrogen and caffeine metabolism.
The relation between consumption of coffee, tea, and caffeine and risk of breast cancer remains unsettled. We examined data from a large, long-term cohort study to evaluate whether high intake of coffee and caffeine is associated with increased risk of breast cancer. Consumption of coffee, tea and caffeine consumption was assessed in , , , , , , and the follow-up continued through