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Can Coffee Lower the Risk of Prostate Cancer?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Can Coffee Lower the Risk of Prostate Cancer?

 

Men who drink coffee regularly can lower their risk of prostate cancer, in particular the lethal form according to a recent Harvard University medical study. The study found that men who regularly consumed large amounts of coffee (more than six cups per day) had a 20% lower risk of developing regular cancer and a 60% reduced chance of developing the deadliest form of the disease.

Consuming relatively small amounts of coffee, one — three cups per day – lowered the risk of lethal prostate cancer by 30%. According to Dr. David Samadi, a robotic prostatectomy and prostate cancer treatment expert, as well as Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, says the results of the study are notable.

Anti-oxidants found in coffee, caffeinated and decaffeinated, may reduce the odds of prostate cancer and reduce the likelihood of deadly tumors by altering levels of sex hormones that regulate blood sugar levels, insulin, and mitigate inflammation.

However, Dr. Samadi cautions people that more studies are needed to understand the mechanisms behind coffee’s role in reducing prostate cancer. “Men should not regularly consume six or more cups of coffee per day to prevent prostate cancer, which can lead to high blood pressure and other health issues. The study is encouraging, though, for men that have a high risk of developing prostate cancer and drink smaller amounts of coffee regularly,” concludes Samadi.

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