Coffee may reduce risk of prostate cancer

A new study led by the Harvard School of Public Health recently showed that regularly drinking coffee may lower one's risk of developing a lethal form of prostate cancer. Men appeared to benefit the most, whether their cup of joe was regular or decaf. 

"Few studies have specifically studied the association of coffee intake and the risk of lethal prostate cancer, the form of the disease that is the most critical to prevent," said study author Lorelei Mucci.

Coffee may reduce risk of prostate cancer "Our study is the largest to date to examine whether coffee could lower the risk of lethal prostate cancer."

Researchers hope that these findings can help when recommending healthy retirement living strategies. They originally wanted to evaluate coffee due to its high content of antioxidants and tendency to reduce inflammation and manage insulin levels.

Previously, coffee has been linked to reduced risks of everything from neurological disorders to diabetes to liver cancer.

Prostate cancer is a severe risk for older men, especially, as 70 percent of those diagnosed are older than 65, according to The National Cancer Institute. Genetic factors play a significant role in the disease, along with lifestyle factors.  

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