Ovarian Cancer

Cancer is the abnormal or malignant growth of cells. Ovarian cancer is a cancer that begins in the ovaries. Women have 2 ovaries; one each side of the uterus.1


Impact of coffee and caffeine on ovarian cancer

  • Increased coffee consumption associated with decreased risk of EOC (epithelial ovarian cancer)
  • Tea consumption had no association to EOC


Increasing coffee consumption was associated with a decreased risk of EOC (P Trend = 0.009) for consumption of 4 or more cups of coffee a day compared to non coffee drinkers. Tea was also consumed in the study, but there was no association between consumption and reduced risk of EOC. It there was concluded that the association observed with coffee consumption was related to other components in coffee, rather than caffeine, as caffeine is found in tea.2



              1 Mayo Clinic - Ovarian cancer

            2 PubMed.gov - Coffee, tea and caffeine and risk of epithelial ovarian cancer.