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Coffee's Health Benefits Continue to Unfold

May 19, 2011

Staff--HispanicBusiness

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Coffee shows signs of preventing prostate cancer, says new study.

While fans of coffee have long held it up as an essential part of their day, the quantifiable health benefits of coffee have come into the spotlight in recent years. A new Harvard study is the latest to provide data showing that coffee's utility may go far beyond helping people to wake up.

The Harvard School of Public Health published a coffee study that found "coffee may be associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer." The study found "a strong inverse association between coffee consumption and risk of lethal prostate cancer," but also said caffeine was not the reason--"the association appears to be related to non-caffeine components of coffee."

Caffeine does have a health component beyond possible cancer prevention. It is used by many athletes, for instance, to enhance muscle output during a workout. Coffee's most common use, of course, is to kick-start the day, both through caffeine consumption and morning ritual.



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