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Prostate cancer risk 'lowered with coffee'

Prostate cancer risk 'lowered with coffee'

Men who drink coffee on a regular basis are less likely to develop prostate cancer.


This is according to a recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.


The research looked at 50,000 men from the US, all of whom worked as health professionals.


It was revealed that those who drank six or more cups of coffee a day were 20 per cent less likely to develop any form of the cancer.


Furthermore, these men were 60 per cent less likely to develop an aggressive form of the cancer, reducing their risk of the disease spreading. Lead researcher Dr Kathryn Wilson commented: "At present we lack an understanding of risk factors that can be changed or controlled to lower the risk of lethal prostate cancer.


"If our findings are validated, coffee could represent one modifiable factor that may lower the risk of developing the most harmful form of prostate cancer."


No difference was noted between caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee, suggested that the benefit was in another aspect of the beverage.

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Prostate cancer treatment news : 23 May 2011