A Cup of Coffee a Day May Keep the Doctor Away from Men’s Prostates

Drinking coffee every day may help lower the risk of developing prostate cancer in men. Prior research has suggested that men who consume either caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee have a decrease in aggressive prostate cancers as compared to men who did not drink coffee.

Coffee contains biological compounds thought to help the bodies immune system. These compounds include caffeine, polyphenols, boron, antioxidants and minerals. What is not clear is the effect of climate and geography on the composition of the coffee beans and the effects of the various ways of brewing coffee. Other foods in men’s diets that are believed to lead to a healthy prostate are lycopenes, found in tomatoes, soy products, green tea, apples, pomegranates and the addition of low saturated higher omega three fats.

Dr. Ihor Sawczuk is the Chair of Urology and Chief of Urologic Oncology at Hackensack University Medical Center.