You may be getting more benefits than you think from your daily coffee. According to a study in the Journal of Nutrition, coffee may be a way to decrease colon cancer development.
Researchers have found that a compound known as “trig,” which is found in coffee beans, may be able to help prevent colon cancer.
“Were seeing very interesting information as far as tumor formation and the ability of phytoestrogens to prevent colon cancer formation. So any other new, natural phytoestrogen that we are able to identify and relate to the diet, that would be the model wed bring it into,” said researcher Clinton Allred.
Researchers are currently looking at using the compound in medicines that would focus specifically on the colon, in hopes that it will do its prevention job and not affect any other organs.
While this may be good news for some, those facing problems of and other estrogen-related conditions such as breast cancer may want to avoid consuming the compound as it may increase their levels.