Men Who Drink Boiled Coffee Have a Lower Risk Of Prostate Cancer

Men Who Drink Boiled Coffee Have a Lower Risk Of Prostate Cancer
shutterstock_69862267A recent large study from Norway found lower risk of prostate cancer among drinkers of boiled coffee. The study entitled “Boiled coffee consumption and the risk of prostate cancer: follow-up of 224,234 Norwegian men 20–69 years”, was recently published in the British Journal of Cancer. According to a report published in 2007 by the World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research, the strength of evidence concerning the relationship between coffee consumption and prostate cancer is graded as ‘limited—no conclusion’. Since the release of this report, studies have been showing contrasting results varying from no association to inverse associations between coffee intake and prostate cancer. Furthermore, a previous study examining the intake of boiled vs filtered coffee in relation to several cancer types revealed no result for prostate cancer. Two diterpenes named cafestol and kahweol are substances present in boiled coffee that have been found to demonstrate anti-carcinogenic activity. A paper filter can trap most of these substances. In this regard there may be a difference in the coffee–prostate cancer relationship if we considered boiled (non-filtered) coffee vs non boiled coffee. Lead author and researcher Dr. Aage
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