Saturday, May 21, 2011

The coffee addicted men could be glad to know coffee helps prostate cancer

Drinking excess amounts of coffee might be the way to get to a long life, as it might be able to ward off prostate cancer. A new research is being unveiled concerning coffee consumption and its effect on prostate cancers. It found that men who drank six cups a day or more had the lowest rates of prostate cancer, including the deadliest forms of it.

Motives for caffeine

A new study has just been released from the Harvard School of Public Health that will comes as good news to coffee houses guys addicted to caffeine, according to MSNBC. It is great for health to drink a ton of coffee even though there might be some down sides. This was shown as the chance of getting prostate cancer was much lower with a man who drank coffee a lot. The study, according to CBS, followed 48,000 men from 1986 to 2008 and gathered information about their coffee habits every four years. Those who had a habit of six cups or more had the smallest occurrence of prostate cancer, both generally and specifically the deadliest forms.

Results against what old study said

A study was done 30 years with opposite results by the Harvard School of Public Health. The research in the other research showed that it was flawed though. Coffee habits of patients were reviewed by asking them. Patients reported more specifically on their coffee habits when they had cancer. That phenomenon, known as “recall bias,” can contaminate results easily. The study just released showed that guys had 20 percent less chance of getting the deadliest forms of prostate cancer if they drank 6 or more cups a day. They had 60 percent less of a chance of getting the cancer at all too. Anyone who drank 3 or less cups a day had 30 percent less chance. The caffeine made no difference to the study.

Conclusions unknown

WebMD reports that the reason why there could possibly be this effect is not known although there are theories with antioxidants. Many health benefits, such as low risk of heart disease and cancer, have been shown to correlate with dietary antioxidants. Other studies on the benefits of coffee consumption have credited coffee consumption with lower risks for Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and gout. One in six guys is impacted by prostate cancer making it probably the most common cancer in men. Each year, over 30,000 prostate cancer fatalities occur. This is the U.S. rate.

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