New Delhi, May 27 : A new study has revealed that coffee and tea do not increase the risk of developing breast cancer.
The study led by Dr. Davaasambuu Ganmaa from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts analysed coffee, tea, and caffeine intake among 85,987 women, who were a part of Nurses' Health Study and were between 30 and 55 years of age at the start of the study.
Over the 22-year period, 5,272 women developed breast cancer.
"In this large cohort of women, with 22 years of follow-up, we observed no association between coffee (caffeinated or decaffeinated) and tea consumption and the risk of breast cancer," Xinhua quoted Dr. Ganmaa, as saying.
"Coffee and tea are remarkably safe beverages when used in moderation," Ganmaa added.
Even women who drank four or more cups of caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee or tea per day when compared with those who drank less than one cup daily did not raise their risk.
The study also did not show any link between intake of other caffeinated beverages and chocolate and breast cancer.