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Another Way Coffee Is Good For You: It Can Prevent Oral Cancers

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A new study from the American Cancer Society shows that drinking coffee could lower your oral cancer risk significantly. People who drank four or more cups of (caffeinated) coffee per day had nearly half the risk of dying from mouth or throat cancers compared to those who rarely or never drank coffee.

So that’s pretty amazing, no? I love when people tell me habits I already engage in are good for me.

And this is especially good news for anyone who’s ever given a blow job, because oral sex is now the leading cause of oral cancer in the United States (it’s tobacco everywhere else). According to a 2011 study, 64% of the oral cavity, head and neck cancers in the U.S. are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is commonly spread via oral sex.

“The more oral sex you have – and the more oral sex partners you have – the greater the risk of developing these potentially deadly cancers,” CBS reported at the time.

Drink coffee, take back cunnilingus and fellatio! It’s a win-win situation here, folks.