Coffee Lowers Prostate Cancer - A study shows that drinking coffee regularly can lower prostate cancer. The American Association for Cancer Research in Houston conducted a study that shows mens who drink coffee have a 60% less chance of developing advanced prostate cancer compared to those men who don’t drink coffee. The study analyzed research from the Health Professionals’ Follow-Up Study.
The Health Professionals’ Follow-Up Study on Coffee Prostate Cancer contained information on coffee-drinking habits of nearly 50,000 men from 1986 to 2006, of which 4,975 of the men suffered from prostate cancer. The results showed 59% of the men who drank six or more cups a day had a less chance of getting severe prostate cancer. While the results look hopeful researches say it’s still to early to tell.
Researcher Kathryn M. Wilson, PhD, a postdoctoral at the Channing Laboratory, Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health said in a statement, “Very few lifestyle factors have been consistently associated with prostate cancer risk, especially with risk of aggressive disease, so it would be very exciting if this association is confirmed in other studies. Our results do suggest there is no reason to stop drinking coffee out of any concern about prostate cancer.”
While many assumed it to be the caffeine in the coffee, researchers are saying otherwise. Reports show that decaffeinated coffee helped reduce the risk as well. According to the researchers coffee contain other antioxidants and minerals that may help prevent the cancer. Dr.Wilson had this to say, “”Coffee has effects on insulin and glucose metabolism as well as sex hormone levels, all of which play a role in prostate cancer.”
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