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Coffee Lowers Risk of Prostate Cancer, Harvard Study Says

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coffee photo by Seemann via MorguefileIf you love coffee, you will be interested in a new study that says men who are heavy coffee drinkers are at a much lower risk for prostate cancer.

Harvard scientists followed 47,911 men for two decades and asked how much coffee they were drinking. The researchers found that those who consumed six or more cups a day — with or without caffeine — were almost 20 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer than those who drank none.

More important, the heavy coffee drinkers were 60 percent less likely than the nondrinkers to develop a lethal form of the disease.

(READ the story in the New York Times)

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