A “Cup of Joe” Can Reduce a Man’s Risk of Developing Prostate Cancer

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Did you know that a “Cup of Joe” can reduce a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer? Coffee, among other antioxidant rich foods, is beneficial to your health.

Harvard researchers following 47,911 men found that those who drank six or more cups of coffee per day were almost 20 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer over two decades than those who drank none. Even men who only drank one or two cups per day were nearly 30 percent less likely to develop lethal prostate cancer, the study said.

Coffee is a major dietary source of antioxidants, and other studies have suggested that its consumption is linked to a variety of health benefits such as a lower risk of diabetes.

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Source: Coffee Consumption and Prostate Cancer Risk and Progression in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study;JNCI J Natl Cancer Inst (2011) doi: 10.1093/jnci/djr151

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