A study published Thursday in the peer-reviewed journal JAMA Oncology found a few cups of coffee a day was associated with longer survival and a lower risk of cancer progression in patients with colorectal cancer, according to researchers.

Investigators found that in 1,171 patients treated for metastatic colorectal cancer, those who reported drinking two to three cups of coffee a day were likely to live longer overall and had a longer time before their disease worsened than those who didn’t drink coffee.

"Although it is premature to recommend a high intake of coffee as a potential treatment for colorectal cancer, our study suggests that drinking coffee is not harmful and may potentially be beneficial,” said Dr. Kimmie Ng, study senior author and oncologist at Dana-Farber.


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