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Coffee is linked to reduced risk of prostate cancer

Those who drink six cups or more a day are 20% less likely to develop disease


 

Men who drank six cups or more of coffee a day were found to be 20 per cent less likely to develop prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men, the BBC reports. The new study, which looked at almost 50,000 men, found they were also 60 per cent less likely to develop an aggressive form of the disease, which can spread to other parts of the body. No difference was found between the caffeinated and decaffeinated study, which suggested that caffeine wasn’t the cause. But even one to three cups a day was found to lower the risk of lethal prostate cancer by 30 per cent. The study followed these men, all U.S. health professionals, from 1986 to 2006.

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Coffee is linked to reduced risk of prostate cancer

  1.  Another piece of evidence to let me thumb my nose at those who tell me my coffee habit is bad for my health! Confirmation bias FTW!

    • Now Andrew remember the benefit was no different whether or not the coffee had caffiene in it.  My guess is that you are imbibing the “high-octane” variety or your friends would not bother scolding you.  I agree with you, coffee, caffeinated or not (I drink both depending on the time of day) is truly the nectar of the gods and I welcome any study in which the conclusions support my bias.

  2. yep they say its bad  but i feel good and now this  cmon they gota leave it alone its just coffee not damn soda 

  3. You must be aware that coffee gives the feeling of parpitation to some of us who are also hypetensive. How do we reconcile the two? 

    • Go decaf.  It is the caffeine that gives you the problems with palpitations.  According to the article, you will still get the benefits with decaffeinated coffee with regard to the prostate and by taking away the caffeine, you remove the problematic side effects.

  4.  On the down side, being around people who have six+ cups of coffee a day cna be a bit wearing

    • If you up your intake to six cups of caffeinated coffee (before lunch – we don’t want to disturb your sleep) I bet you won’t even notice how irritating those other coffee drinkers are.

      •  If you can’t beat them, join them.

  5. it’s really a good news for men
    but will it increase other risk of cancer?

  6. “Men who drank six cups or more of coffee a day were found to be 20 per cent less likely to develop prostate cancer (…)”.
    “But even one to three cups a day was found to lower the risk of lethal prostate cancer by 30 per cent.”

    So, using the logic of the study, you can extrapolate that the less you drink the greater the percentage of risk is lowered: quit drinking it altogether and you should lower the risk by 100 percent
     

    • There is a bit of an error in Maclean’s report…..according to another source on Google..the study found that “drinking 6 cups reduced the chance of developing the “lethal” form of prostate cancer by 60% and all forms of prostate cancer by 20%; drinking 1-3 cups reduced the “lethal” form of prostate cancer by 30%”.   So actually the benefit comes with drinking more not less and is substantially higher for avoiding the lethal form of the illness.

      • The study was done by a group led by Lorelei Mucci out of the Harvard School of Public Health.  It was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute in May/2011.  According to the article, prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for men in the US.  According to Mucci, coffee (sans caffeine) is a good source of antioxidants and studies have found it can help reduce the chance of developing Parkinsons, Type 2 Diabetes, Liver Cancer, Cirrhosis and Gallstone Disease.  However, Urologists are not encouraging men to run out and start imbibing coffee as it has its bad qualities too…seems to be linked to stroke for people with aneurisms and the caffeinated kind is linked to late miscarriage for women.

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