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Coffee Drinking May Minimize Risk of Prostate Cancer, Study Shows

A study shows that heavy coffee drinking has the potential to minimize the risk of developing prostate cancer.

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The study evaluated coffee consumption (based on self-supported dietary records, classified by frequency measures & intake level) in relation to the risk of prostate cancer (which includes localized or non-aggressive tumors, advanced stage or fatal cancers).

There were 16 prospective group studies met the inclusion criteria, of which 7 were conducted in North America, 7 in Europe, and 2 in Japan. The overall population comprised 57,732 men with prostate cancer and 1,081,586 healthy subjects. Fourteen studies were deemed high quality with low risk of bias.

Collected data revealed that higher coffee intake provided protection against prostate cancer. Comparing with the lowest category, the highest intake category was correlated with a 9% risk reduction.

Additionally, a significant linear trend surfaced for the correlation, such that each increment of one cup of coffee intake per day minimized the risk of prostate cancer by nearly 1%.

The risk reduction (RRs) for the localized, advanced, and fatal prostate cancer correlated with the highest versus lowest coffee intake classification were 0.93%, 0.88% and 0.84% respectively.

Although further studies on the subject are required to fully establish the mechanisms underlying the reduction risk of prostate cancer among coffee drinkers. For complete details of the study, click here.


Source: BMJ Open 2021;11:e038902

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