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Coffee Reduces Risk of Deadly Prostate Cancer

Researchers working at the Harvard School of Public Health have found that drinking coffee can drastically reduce the risk of getting lethal prostate cancer. Drinking at least six cups of coffee a day reduced the risk of contracting lethal prostate cancer by 60%.

Even if you drink just one or two cups a day it can be beneficial, as this reduces the risk of getting deadly prostate cancer by 30%. Lethal prostate cancer is the most dangerous type of prostate cancer, say the researchers.

It does not matter if the coffee is caffeinated or decaf, as the results were the same. The researchers believe coffee’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties lessen the risk of prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer is common among US men, and about 16% of them are predicted to get this disease in their lifetime. Risk factors include chemical exposure, drinking alcohol, heredity and eating high-fat foods.

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