Experts indicate that Italian style coffee may help people, decreasing the risk of prostate cancer. Coffee prepared the Italian way may help men diminish the chance of developing prostate cancer. Italians are characterized as being one of the healthiest populations in the world. The new research was designed by the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention – I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed, Italy which collaborated with the Italian National Institute of Health and the I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Dermopatico dell’Immacolata of Rome.
Italian style coffee was demonstrated to decrease the prostate cancer risk
The study suggests that three or even more cups of coffee per day prepared the Italian way may decrease prostate cancer risk. Laboratory experiments confirmed the presence of an antitumor action. The new research was published in the International Journal of Cancer. It unveils the beneficial relation effects of the use of caffeine. Some previous studies had already indicated towards the drink’s protective effect.
George Pounis, a researcher at Neuromed and the first author of the paper, stated that in the last few years, specialists had identified numerous international studies regarding the effects of caffeine. Nevertheless, all the scientific evidence provided was not considered enough to draw some accurate conclusions. What is more, in some other cases the outcomes obtained were contradictory.
Researchers do not know for sure whether this risk is reduced due to caffeine or other substances in coffee
The goal of the new study is to provide more information on this topic and broaden the spectrum of data regarding this topic. Researchers are trying to provide a clearer view. Approximately 7,000 men coming from the Molise region have participated in the epidemiological survey. They were observed on average for about four years. Pounis noted that he together with his team have examined the coffee consumption habits and compared the results with the prostate cancer cases which appeared over time.
Italian style coffee was proved to reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 53% in males who consumed more than three cups per day. After the survey, researchers wanted to be sure the estimates were correct, and they tested the action of coffee extracts on prostate cancer in a lab. Scientists decide to test both decaffeinated and caffeinated coffee varieties.
Thus, they proved that just caffeinated coffee was bound to diminish cancer cell metastasization and proliferation. Maria Benedetta Donati, the head of the Laboratory of Translational Medicine, argued that cancer cells observations enable researchers to argue whether the beneficial result is due to caffeine or other components of coffee. To offer positive outcomes in this respect, the coffee needs to be prepared in the Italian style, namely high pressure, no filters and high water temperature.
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