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Well the whole tea/coffee thing is an issue that just won’t go away at the moment. And I’m delighted to say that the latest news headlines on the subject are positive – which is a cause to celebrate for riskfactorphobes.

This time the subject is coffee drinking. And according to Japanese researchers, who have just published their findings online at the website of  Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research no less), drinking four or more cups of coffee a day could protect you against head and neck cancer. Result.

It’s not huge, as protection goes – regular coffee drinkers are 39 percent less likely to develop oral and pharynx cancers compared to coffee abstainers, which isn’t exactly news of the year given that oral and pharynx cancers aren’t among the most common types of cancer anyway. But hell, I’ll take it.

Now I could end by listing some of the negative findings on coffee drinking – to give my thoughts some, probably much-needed, balance. But I won’t. Let’s just bask in the moment (preferably with a extra-large cappuccino for added inspiration).