A study was released May 17, 2011 from the Harvard School of Public Health which showed that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer than men who drink no coffee. Whether it’s regular or decaf makes no difference.
The Harvard study followed 47,911 health professionals every four years from 1986 to 2008, and found that those men who consumed six or more cups of coffee per day had a 60% less chance of developing the lethal form of prostate cancer, and 20% lower risk of developing any form of the disease. Those who drank less coffee per day, up to three cups per day, were in a group that showed a 30% lower risk of the lethal form of prostate cancer.
Coffee certainly seems to be getting some good press lately. It was just one week ago on May 11 that a study came out from researchers in Sweden that women who drank five or more cups of coffee per day had a 57% less chance of developing a form of breast cancer.