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The positive effects of coffee can influence the initiation, development and progression of prostate cancer.
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Drinking several cups of coffee every day can help reduce your risk of developing prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men (after skin cancer), according to the American Cancer Society.
In a data analysis of 16 studies, high coffee consumption was associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer by 9% compared to men with the least coffee consumption. And each additional daily cup was associated with a 1% risk reduction
Men who drank the most coffee were at risk 7% lower localized prostate cancer and a risk between a 12% and 16% less advanced prostate cancer and deadly, respectively.
He highest level of consumption ranged from 2 to 9 or more cups per day; the lowest level ranged from none to less than 2 cups a day.
Studies that were conducted in North America, Europe, and Japan, involved more than a million men, of which 57,732 developed prostate cancer, according to research recently published by the journal BMJ Open.
How Coffee Can Help Prevent Prostate Cancer
Although the presentation of the meta-analysis warns that more research is needed to explore the mechanisms and active compounds in coffee that cause the reduction of the risk of prostate cancer. I also know They indicate the possible causes for which this drink may have an effect to prevent this disease.
The coffee improves glucose metabolism, has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects and affects sex hormone levels, all of which can influence the onset, development and progression of prostate cancerthey point out.
Previous research indicates that there are two compounds in coffee that slow the growth of prostate cancer cells: kahweol and cafestol.
This positive effect of coffee on health would be added to other benefits mentioned by the Harvard School of Public Health, with the reduction of the risk of heart disease and stroke, of type 2 diabetes, endometrial and liver cancer, gallstone formation, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, as well as reducing anxiety and improving mood.
How much coffee is enough or too much?
A safe intake of coffee for healthy adults is 3 to 5 cups a day (the equivalent of 400 mg of caffeine).
He moderate consumption of coffee can cause negative effects such as anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, and increased heart rate.
What to eat to prevent prostate cancer?
The American Cancer Society indicates that studies have found that men who have being overweight or obese they have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer. It is also noted that there are several studies, which have found an increased risk of prostate cancer in men whose diets are rich in dairy products and calcium, but not everyone agrees.
For now, the diet advice given to prevent prostate cancer is:
Include a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, as well as whole grains on a healthy diet.
Avoid or limit red and processed meats, the sugar-sweetened beverages and the highly processed foods.
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