Hilal Harman

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Istanbul Gelişim University, Istanbul, Turkey

Keywords: Adverse effects, anticarcinogenic effects, coffee


Coffee and tea are the most consumed drinks in the world. Coffee has health effects with caffeine, diterpene alcohols and chlorogenic acid while tea with polyphenolic compounds Although epidemiological studies have shown that coffee and tea consumption potentially adversely affects health, recent studies have shown that it is effective in reducing the risk of some chronic diseases, especially cancer. The anticarcinogenic effects of coffee and tea have been found to be due to mechanisms such as reducing inflammation with antioxidant properties, taking part in the repair of DNA damage and modulating the immune process. However, there are few studies examining the relationship between cancer, tea and coffee, and the fact that these studies have been performed with different types of cancer leads to different results.

Cite this article as: Harman H. Coffee, Tea and Cancer. JEB Med Sci 2020;1(2):75-78.

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