Men may want to consider drinking coffee as a new study reveals it could help cut prostate cancer risk.
Despite researchers saying its too early for physicians to start recommending upping ones coffee intake, initial findings in a study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference indicate that there is a link between the beverage and cancer risk.
Prostate cancer can typically affect men ages 60 or older and can be detected by high .
Researchers observed 50,000 men and their coffee intake every four years for two decades. They found that over the course of that time, 4,975 men developed prostate cancer. The scientists noted that those who drank the most coffee had a 60 percent less chance of cancer occurrence.
Researcher Dr. Kathryn Wilson felt that this study is a step in the right direction, as few personal habits have been linked to cancer prevention.
“Very few lifestyle factors have been consistently associated with prostate cancer risk, especially with risk of aggressive disease, so it would be very exciting if this association is confirmed in other studies,” said Wilson.