06.01.11

Coffee linked to lower risk of fatal prostate cancer

Posted in Wellness at 10:53 AM by Dr. Greathouse

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http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/05/17/coffee.prostate.cancer/index.html

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Drinking six or more cups per day can lower a man’s risk of fatal prostate cancer
  • Decreased risk of cancer was seen in men with both decaf and caffeinated

“It’s an important source of antioxidants and also has positive effects on glucose metabolism and insulin levels, and it’s thought that insulin plays a role in the progression of prostate cancer.”

Drinking as many as three 8-ounce cups a day has proven health benefits. But skip it if you have high blood pressure, an overactive thyroid, or suffer from anxiety, says Loren Wissner Greene, MD, a professor at the New York University School of Medicine.

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