DETROIT (WWJ) – Something many women have everyday may help reduce the risk of breast cancer coming back in recovering patients.

A new study out of Sweden finds drinking two cups of coffee a day could stop breast cancer from recurring. Researchers looked at 600 cases over a five year period. They found that when combined with the anti-cancer drug tamoxifen, coffee cut the rate of breast cancer recurrence by half.

The study authors aren’t exactly sure how coffee interacts with tamoxifen, but they think it might make the drug work more efficiently.

It’s not the first study to link coffee consumption with cancer risk reduction. Harvard researchers found men and women who drank three or more cups of coffee a day lowered their risk of developing certain types of skin cancer.

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