Intended for healthcare professionals

News Roundup [abridged Versions Appear In The Paper Journal]

Coffee is associated with lower risk of breast cancer in women with BRCA mutations

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 12 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:70
  1. Barbara Kermode-Scott
  1. Calgary

    High consumption of coffee may reduce the risk of breast cancer among high risk women, an international study indicates.

    The case control study assessed the association between coffee consumption and breast cancer risk in 1690 women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation recruited from 40 centres in four countries: Canada, Poland, the United States, and Israel (International Journal of Cancer 2006;118:103-7). It looked at 845 mutation carriers with breast cancer and a control group of 845 mutation carriers without breast cancer. Cases were matched to controls …

    View Full Text

    Log in

    Log in through your institution


    * For online subscription