Z Urology is happy to announce that studies now have shown that drinking coffee may lower the risk for prostate cancer.
Researchers combined data from sixteen prospective studies that calculated the risk associated with the highest coffee consumption versus the lowest coffee consumption. In all, there were 1,081,586 participants and 57,732 cases of prostate cancer in studies conducted in the United States, Europe, and Japan.
Compared with those people who drank the least coffee, those who consumed the most had a 9% lower risk for prostate cancer. The risk for advanced cancer was 12% lower, and their risk for a fatal disease was 16% lower. Researchers calculated that there was almost a 1% decrease in risk for each additional daily cup of coffee.
Fourteen of the studies were considered high-quality, with little risk of bias. Most studies controlled for family history of prostate cancer, race, smoking, alcohol consumption, body mass index, and physical activity. There may be other variables the researchers were unable to account for.
The data on coffee drinking depended on self-reports, which unfortunately can be unreliable. In addition, all of the studies were observational so they show only an association between coffee drinking and prostate cancer risk, not cause and effect.
Still, the authors, led by Kefeng Wang of the China Medical University in Shenyang, China, wrote that “men might be encouraged to increase their coffee consumption to potentially decrease the risk of prostate cancer.”
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