Coffee reduces risk of prostate cancer

3 May 2013

New healthcare research has revealed that drinking coffee cuts prostate cancer risk by nearly 20 per cent. However, the study suggests men must consume six cups of coffee to reap health benefits.

Scientists at the Karolinska Institute of Sweden conducted the research over a 12 year timespan. They followed approximately 45,000 middle-aged men and analysed their prostate cancer development. Dietary habits, like coffee consumption, were recorded over time. The study found a link between high coffee consumption (six or more cups a day) and reduced tumour development.

Scientists theorise this link may have something to do with ramped up protein production triggered by coffee. This protein, called adiponectin, has been shown to stop malignant cells from multiplying in the body.

Prostate cancer patients cannot reverse their condition by bingeing on coffee, however. Instead, they should turn to proven effective treatments like high intensity focused ultrasounds to destroy cancerous tissue. Cancer sufferers should explore self pay, one-off treatments available through Spire Healthcare to get the necessary treatment they need, as quickly as possible.

Posted by Philip Briggs

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