Getting To The Bottom Of Coffee And Prostate Cancer

According to a new study, regular coffee drinkers amongst men appear to have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer, particularly those men who drank regular or decaffeinated coffee. Even as our love affair with coffee continues to grow, there are many contradictory findings regarding coffee’s many health benefits, and similarly conflicting results as to its harmful effects.

Several compounds in coffee are known to affect human body chemistry. Coffee beans contain certain chemicals, mild psycho-tropics for humans, but toxic in large doses, or even in normal amounts when consumed by many creatures in the wild. The caffeine in coffee acts as a stimulant, but there are certain potential risks to it.  Roasted coffee has been reported to contain over 1,000 chemicals, 19 of which are known rodent carcinogens. However, most substances cited as rodent carcinogens occur naturally and at exposure levels typically experienced in day-to-day life, cannot be assumed to be carcinogenic in humans. Read more…

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