Drinking coffee is not just part of the lifestyle, because it turns out drinking coffee can improve our health, one of them to reduce the risk of prostate cancer.
Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverage in the world. The benefits of coffee can make us feel refreshed and improve concentration power also has been known by many people.
However, not many people know that coffee has a hidden benefit for men. Some studies suggest that drinking coffee may reduce risk of prostate cancer.
Know Your Prostate Problem
The prostate is one of the organs contained in the male reproductive system. Prostate function is to produce prostatic fluid is essential to protect the sperm.
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancer in men. Some risk factors for prostate cancer among age, a history of cancer in the family, and ethnic group. Other factors such as obesity, hormones, diet, and physical activity is also associated with prostate cancer.
Relationship Between Coffee and Prostate Cancer Research on the relationship between coffee consumption and prostate cancer have been conducted since the 1960s. In recent years there are more than 10 studies about the benefits of coffee in lowering the risk of prostate cancer. A total of 8973 men with prostate cancer and 206 096 participants from various parts of the world are involved in these studies.
The results showed that coffee consumption can reduce the risk of prostate cancer in men significantly. Compared with men who rarely or never drink coffee, drink coffee regularly can reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 12 percent.
So, we would ask why coffee consumption can reduce the risk of prostate cancer? There are four main substances in coffee can reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Fourth synergy of these substances have a positive effect in inhibiting the growth of cancer cells in the prostate. The fourth of these substances, namely:
Caffeine. Caffeine in coffee can suppress tumor cell growth.
Cafestol and kahweol. These substances have anticancer effects.
Chlorogenic acid. Chlorogenic acid has antioxidant effects on the body.
However, this may not necessarily be a reason for us to consume coffee as much as possible. Because coffee too acidic, drinking coffee too often is not good for the body, especially for the stomach. Therefore, the recommended coffee consumption does not exceed two cups per day.
Choose a low coffee acid levels to reduce negative impacts on the hull. If you are accustomed to drinking sweet coffee, try to replace your sugar with low calorie sugar to balance your blood sugar levels.
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