As a man ages, the prostate that originally behaves well can slowly turn into a carrier gland of suffering because it becomes easily infected and affected by diseases, including cancer.
Even so, several experts believe we can reduce the possibility and reduce the risk of the disease through changes in diet and lifestyle.
Experts from Harvard Medical School in their presentation at the conference of the American Association for Cancer Research in Houston, USA, said that men who regularly drink coffee risk prostate cancer decreased by 60 percent when matched with men who do not drink coffee.
Although experts say it’s still too early to recommend men to start drinking coffee, the results of the study are quite convincing.
“Lifestyle factors are consistently associated with the risk of prostate cancer, so it’s a great relief if other studies reinforce the results of this study,” said Kathryn M Wilson, Ph.D., from Channing Laboratory, Harvard Medical School.
In his study, Wilson analyzed information from the results of the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study involving more than 50,000 men who drank coffee from 1986 to 2006. During the study period, 4,975 men developed prostate cancer.
Based on the analysis of the study, it was found that men who consumed enough coffee (extra than six cups per day) had a 59 percent lower risk of aggressive or fatal prostate cancer compared to non-coffee drinkers.
However, the study’s researchers emphasized that caffeine is not only beneficial for the prevention of prostate cancer. The study also discovered that men who drank decaffeinated coffee also had a lower risk.
According to Wilson, coffee contains many essential components, such as antioxidants and minerals that may play an essential role in preventing prostate cancer. “Coffee affects insulin and glucose metabolism which plays an important role in prostate cancer,” he said.