coffee has been infamous for its caffeine content and adverse effects. Recent
researches have revealed an important aspect of coffee consumption. Drink enough
water to compensate the dehydration caused by coffee. Avoid other forms of
caffeine such as energy drinks and soda that do not yield health benefits.
conducted at the Harvard Public School in Boston have revealed that daily
consumption of six or more cups of coffee helps you reduce the risk of
developing prostate cancer by 60 percent.
benefits were identical with both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee because the benefits were related
with antioxidants and not the caffeine present in the coffee.
It is seen that
men who regularly drink coffee lower their risk of prostate cancer.
et al conducted a prospective cohort study that was published in Nutrition
Journal 2012, to evaluate the connection between risk of Gleason grade-specific
prostate cancer and coffee consumption.
A total of 6017
men were enrolled in this cohort study in England between 1970 and 1973 and
were followed up to 31st December 2007.
revealed that coffee consumption was inversely proportional to the risk of
prostate cancer. It was observed that men who drank three or more cups of
coffee a day had 55 percent less chances of high Gleason grade disease.
Factors such as
cholesterol level, systolic blood pressure, smoking, body mass index, alcohol
consumption and tea intake slightly changed the statistics.
It was concluded
that heavy coffee drinkers are less prone to the threat of prostate cancer as
compared to non-coffee drinkers. Drinking coffee lowers the risk of prostate
cancer but it does not rule out the complete threat of the prostate cancer.
Coffee consumption and prostate cancer risk: further
evidence for inverse relationship. Kashif Shafique et al; Nutrition Journal