Coffee, the better health drink?
If you regard your daily coffee habit as a health vice, here's something to consider.
Earlier this spring, a Swedish study suggested drinking 1-5 cups of coffee a day was associated with a 22-25 percent lower stroke risk in women, compared with drinking less than one cup a day.
Now, Harvard researchers have found men who drank six or more cups of coffee a day had an 18 percent lower risk prostate cancer and a 60 percent lower risk for lethal prostate cancers than men who didn’t drink coffee.
Caffeine doesn’t appear to be a factor, researchers found, because the association between coffee and lethal cancer was similar for regular and decaffeinated coffee.
Read more about the prostate coffee/prostate cancer risk study on the National Institutes of Health website: http://www.nih.gov/researchmatters/may2011/05232011coffee.htm.