Coffee, Is There Anything It Can’t Do?

According to a new study, daily coffee intake reduces the risk of prostate cancer:

If that’s java in your cup, drink up. A new study says that men who are heavy coffee drinkers are at lower risk for prostate cancer.

As part of the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, Harvard scientists followed 47,911 men who periodically described their coffee consumption. The researchers found that those who consumed six or more cups a day were almost 20 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer over two decades than those who drank none.

More important, the heavy coffee drinkers were 60 percent less likely than the nondrinkers to develop a lethal form of the disease. Even men who drank just one to three cups of coffee benefited: They were nearly 30 percent less likely to develop lethal prostate cancer, the study said.

It did not matter whether the coffee was caffeinated or decaffeinated.

Yea but why take the chance?

Honestly, all I need now is a study on the health benefits of daily bacon consumption and life will be great.

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Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Franklin says:

    Coffee, Is There Anything It Can’t Do?

    Taste Good.

  2. John Peabody says:

    Here you go, Doug…

    “A recent scientific study shows that bacon is beneficial to the well-being of adults, it was announced this afternon. “I mean, dude, it’s BACON! Of course it’s good!”- said one participant in the study.

    Research shows that bacon tastes good, therefore-

    aww, the heck with it. I’m stopping at Arby’s on the way home.

  3. JKB says:

    Forget the Arab Spring, it is the Tasty Food Spring as study after study is throwing off the food nazi’s favored themes. Even salt has been found to be good for most people. It truly is a new day.

    Dairy delights: Eating butter and cheese ‘doesn’t increase risk of heart attacks’

  4. JKB says:

    Also, cooked tomatoes are as good for cholesterol as statins so soon, pizza will be health food.

  5. Michael Reynolds says:

    This kind of news saddens the food police because they hate all joy and pleasure.