Regular or Decaf Helps
Men who consume around six cups or more of regular or decaf coffee daily may have a 60 percent reduced risk of developing lethal prostate cancer, plus a 20 percent lower risk of any form of prostate cancer, say researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health. Men may not have to drink six cups of coffee to benefit. MSNBC reports that the study found that drinking up to three cups of coffee daily was associated with a 30 percent reduced risk of lethal prostate cancer. Since even decaf coffee reduced prostate cancer risk, it's not likely that the secret is in the caffeine. Researchers think that the protective benefit of coffee is probably linked with compounds that act as antioxidants, reducing inflammation and regulating insulin.