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6 cups of coffee per day associated with 60% lower risk of fatal prostate cancer
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Men who consumed 6 or more cups of coffee per day were 60% less likely to get fatal prostate cancer over the next 20 years according to Health Professionals Follow-up Study.
“We observed a strong inverse association between coffee consumption and risk of lethal prostate cancer,” the authors of the study noted.
“The association appears to be related to non-caffeine components of coffee.”
Subjects: 47,911 men
The study followed 47,911 men in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study who reported intake of regular and decaffeinated coffee in 1986 and every 4 years thereafter until 2006.
Wilson KM, Kasperzyk JL, Rider JR, Kenfield S, van Dam RM, Stampfer MJ, Giovannucci E, and Mucci LA. Coffee consumption and prostate cancer risk and progression in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. J Natl Cancer Inst, 2011 Jun 8; 103(11): 876-84. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21586702.
Author’s Contact Info
K. M. Wilson
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard School of Public Health
Boston, MA 02115, USA
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