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Drinking some-more than 3 cups of Italian-style coffee any day lowers prostate cancer risk


Add another standard member of a Italian approach of life to a prolonged list of dishes characterizing one of a many healthy populations in a world. This time it’s coffee, prepared a Italian way. A investigate by a Department of Epidemiology and Prevention – I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed, Italy, in partnership with a Italian National Institute of Health and a I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Dermopatico dell’Immacolata of Rome, shows that 3 or some-more cups a day can reduce prostate cancer risk. An antitumor movement reliable also by laboratory experiments.

The study, published in a International Journal of Cancer, sheds light in a margin still hotly debated to this day: a purpose of coffee, and privately caffeine, in propinquity to prostate cancer. A protecting outcome of a renouned splash has already been suggested by some new studies.

“In new years we have seen a series of general studies on this emanate – explains George Pounis, greek researcher during Neuromed and initial author of a paper – But systematic justification has been deliberate deficient to pull conclusions. Moreover, in some cases formula were contradictory. Our goal, therefore, was to boost believe in this margin and to yield a clearer view”.

About 7 thousand men, proprietor in Molise segment and participating in a epidemiological investigate Moli-sani, were celebrated for 4 years on average. “By examining their coffee expenditure habits – explains Pounis – and comparing them with prostate cancer cases occurred over time, we saw a net rebate of risk, 53%, in those who drank some-more than 3 cups a day”.

Then researchers sought acknowledgment by contrast a movement of coffee extracts on prostate cancer cells in laboratory studies. They tested, in particular, extracts containing caffeine or decaffeinated. Only a initial ones significantly reduced cancer cells proliferation, as good as their ability to metastasize. An outcome that mostly left with decaf.

“The observations on cancer cells – says Maria Benedetta Donati, Head of Laboratory of Translational Medicine – concede us to contend that a profitable outcome celebrated among a 7 thousand participants is many expected due to caffeine, rather than to a many other substances contained in coffee”.

“We should keep in mind – says Licia Iacoviello, conduct of a Molecular and Nutritional Epidemiology Laboratory – that a investigate is conducted on a executive Italy population. They ready coffee rigorously Italian way: high pressure, really high H2O heat and with no filters. This method, opposite from those followed in other areas of a world, could lead to a aloft thoroughness of bioactive substances. It will be really interesting, now, to try this aspect. Coffee is an constituent partial of Italian lifestyle, which, we contingency remember, is not done only by particular foods, though also by a specific approach they are prepared”.

Istituto Neurologico Mediterraneo Neuromed I.R.C.C.S.