A medical study released this week indicates that the morning beverage choice for millions of people may actually have some hidden health benefits too. The beverage in question is coffee and amazingly doctors say it could seriously reduce risk for prostate cancer.
The study was conducted using statistics from nearly 50,000 men and after the results were compiled the researchers had trouble believing what they had found. Amazingly men who drank 6 cups or more of coffee every day were approximately 60% less likely to die of prostate cancer at any point in their lives.
Of course the study didn’t stop there; the good news is that basically all varieties of coffee are effective at reducing prostate cancer risk. The study shows that decaffeinated coffee in particular offers essentially the same exact results as regular coffee. Drinking less than 6 cups per day also had a significant impact though the reduction in prostate cancer risk is not as great for those who drink less coffee each day.
Researchers say that possibly the most intriguing thing that came out of this study is that they are unsure what causes the difference. They say there could be a variety of chemicals and natural minerals present in coffee that reduce the risk for prostate cancer but at this time they are not sure what causes it. A follow up study is likely being conducted to determine what exactly causes this health benefit so that it may later be used as a treatment of some sort.