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Coffee in Health and Disease Prevention by Victor R. Preedy

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Chapter 74

Caffeic and Ferulic Acid Derivatives

Use in Breast Cancer

Teresa L. Serafim1, Nuno Milhazes2, Fernanda Borges3,  and Paulo J. Oliveira1     1CNC – Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal     2Health Sciences Superior Institute-North, Gandra PRD, Portugal     3CIQUP/Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, School of Sciences, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

Abstract

So far, no connection between coffee consumption and breast cancer development has been confirmed, although a positive association has been described for specific individuals. The general rule is that coffee consumption has no effect or actually decreases the incidence of breast cancer. Several coffee constituents such as caffeine, ...

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