Role of coffee/caffeine in breast cancer?

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Question from NMPaxton: Please discuss the latest findings on the effects of coffee/caffeine in relation to breast cancer.
Answers - Cyndi Thomson, Ph.D., R.D. I don't know of any indications that caffeine is unadvisable in women who are diagnosed with breast cancer with the exception that high caffeine intake may disturb sleep patterns and women who have high blood pressure or irregular heartbeat should avoid or restrict caffeine. The bigger problem is the addition of cream and sugar to the coffee that may contribute calories in someone who is trying to control their weight. Coffee enemas are not advised due to the health risks and lack of proven benefits.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Nutrition and Weight featured Cyndi Thomson, Ph.D., R.D. and Marisa Weiss M.D. answering your questions about nutrition and weight.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in January 2005.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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