Coffee reduces the risk of Prostate Cancer
A morning routine is not complete for many without drinking a cup of cappuccino, espresso or other type of coffee, but this routine is actually not just a daily habit, it can bring a lot of health benefits, and may even play a role in saving the lives of some.
A Chinese study published by the website “Daily Express” suggests that coffee consumption can play a role in reducing the risk of prostate cancer.
The study found that “high coffee consumption was significantly associated with a lower risk of prostate cancer” after reviewing 16 different studies conducted between 1989 and 2019, involving more than one million people, more than 57 thousand of whom developed prostate cancer.
According to the aggregated data analysis of the available evidence, published in the Electronic Journal BMJ OPEN, the results indicate that each additional cup of daily drink is associated with a reduction in relative risk of approximately 1%.
Compared to the lowest coffee consumption category, those considered the most consumed appeared to have a 9% lower risk of prostate cancer, and further analysis found that the highest consumption was associated with a 7% lower risk of prostate cancer compared to the lowest coffee intake.
The researchers found that there was a 12% reduction in the risk of developing advanced prostate cancer, and a 16% reduction in the risk of dying from prostate cancer among those who drank more coffee.
Chinese researchers suggest that coffee improves glucose metabolism, has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, and affects levels of sex hormones, all of which may affect preventing the development of prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer and the sixth leading cause of cancer death in men, and what makes it difficult to deal with prostate cancer is that it is not clearly linked to any preventable risk factors, and this is not the first time that studies have shown that coffee has some health benefits.
In previous studies, coffee has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and Type II diabetes.
The drink may also help reduce the incidence of the most common types of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, and other diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, liver cancer and colorectal cancer.
Moreover, thanks to the caffeine in the drink, coffee also reduces fatigue and increases energy. However, not all the news is good, for our favorite brown drink, as drinking too much coffee can trigger cardiac arrhythmias, in addition, drinking it late can severely disrupt sleep.
As for prostate cancer, if you’re worried about having this condition, there are some symptoms to look out for.
These include the need to urinate frequently during the night, stress or a long time to urinate, poor urine flow, and a feeling that the bladder has not fully emptied.