Previous studies had shown that coffee consumption may have been linked to decreased colon cancer rates among women. However, new studies are showing that the results are not consistent and correlated. Reuters reported saying, "An inverse association between coffee consumption and the risk of colorectal cancer has been found in several case-control studies," but the association was not consistent in prospective cohort studies, which are designed differently, Dr. Youjin Je, of Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, and colleagues note. " The most important link to treating, beating and preventing colorectal cancer is regular colonoscopy checks. And in recent years with the advent of virtual colonoscopy doing so is not only effective but also less-invasive and more efficient.