Yet another study extolling the benefits of coffee

Drinking “several cups of coffee every day” has been linked in a study published online in BMJ Open to “a lower risk of developing prostate cancer”.

In this study, researchers pooled data from 16 previous studies that had included more than a million men from countries in Europe, Asia, and North America, and the conclusion is pretty straight-forward: The more coffee the men in this study claimed they drink regularly, the lower their risk of prostate cancer.

Now, the numbers in this study are not huge: The men who drank the most coffee had a 9 % lower risk of prostate cancer than the men who drank the least coffee.

So I don’t think you really need to increase your coffee intake if you’re afraid of your risk for prostate cancer.

However, if you are already drinking coffee regularly, this is yet another of the many studies now showing that you are probably doing yourself some good and pretty definitely not doing yourself any harm.