More on Coffee, the Wonder Drink
Drinking large amounts of coffee may ward off prostate cancer.
“For the men who drank the most coffee, their risk of getting this bad form of prostate cancer was about 60 percent lower compared to the men who drank almost no coffee at all,” says Lorelei Mucci, an epidemiologist at the Harvard School of Public Health and an author of the study.
When they saw the results, Mucci says, she and her colleagues said, “Wow, that’s a lot!”
“Among risk factors that people have studied for lethal prostate cancer, this is one of the strongest,” she told Shots.
The new study shows that getting a 60 percent reduction in risk of aggressive prostate cancer requires a lot of coffee — at least six cups a day. However, men who drank three cups a day had a 30 percent lower chance of getting a lethal prostate cancer, and that’s not bad.
To which I can only say: cool.