Scientists this week said that they had found a link between increased coffee intake and decreased prostate cancer risk in men. The finding came out of an NIH-funded study of 50,000 men. "Avid coffee drinkers," those who consumed six or more cups per day, had 60 percent lower risk of aggressive prostate cancer than men who drank no coffee. The results of the study were presented this week at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting in Houston. The researchers said that it was too early to say which, if any, of the thousands of chemical compounds in a cup of coffee was responsible for the effect. We'll find out more.
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