Study finds coffee may help men avoid prostate cancer - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/9/09

Study finds coffee may help men avoid prostate cancer

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – A new study suggests that a daily cup of coffee could help men avoid prostate cancer. The Harvard study found men who drank the most coffee had a 60% lower risk of aggressive prostate cancer compared to those who didn't drink any coffee at all.

Researchers say coffee affects the body's insulin and glucose metabolism, as well as sex hormones that play a role in prostate cancer.  They're not sure which components of coffee are most important, but they do know it's not caffeine.

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