Coffee and prostate cancer: Not what you think

That wacky comic hero Too Much Coffee Man will rejoice!

A new Harvard study has found that men who drink 1 to 3 cups of coffee a day had a 20 percent lower risk of serious prostate cancer than non-coffee drinkers. The risk is 25 percent lower for those who 4 or 5 cups.

As Bloomberg reports:

In research involving 50,000 men over 20 years, scientists led by Kathryn Wilson at Harvard’s Channing Laboratory found that the 5 percent of men who drank 6 or more cups a day had a 60 percent lower risk of developing the advanced form of the disease than those who didn’t consume any.

Hear us now — This does NOT mean coffee prevents prostate cancer. All this type of study measures is correlation — not cause and effect. But, that’s a pretty strong correlation.

And, don’t get all hyper about it. Decaf had the same effect.


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