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The Power of Two

Cup of Bioactive Joe

Published December 23, 2013 1:44 PM by Eleanor Wolfram
Over the last several years that has been more research studies highlighting the pros and cons of coffee drinking. Coffee consumption has been linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, liver cancer, and Parkinson's disease. In addition, research conducted in Sweden disclosed that women who drank at least five cups of coffee each day lowered the risk of developing certain types of breast cancer.

One of the most recent set of research studies support that coffee drinking may help men reduce and even prevent the recurrence of prostate cancer. The studies provide clear evidence of the health benefits of this beverage consumption. It seems that in order for positive impact to occur, men must drink a minimum of four to six cups daily.

Research shows that it is the ingredient of caffeine, but rather the bioactive compounds found in coffee that is most beneficial. More precisely, the coffee blew contains both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties when accumulated within the body over time appear to be cancer fighters.

The mechanism that seems to play a role in that coffee has positive effects on glucose metabolism, testerone, and insulin levels. It is well known that insulin plays a role in prostate cancer progression.

Coffee beverage seems to have greater benefits than tea. However, what I found interesting is that some studies report it doesn't matter whether the coffee beverage is caffeinated or decaffeinated. The unwanted side effect of drinking a lot of caffeinated coffee may lead to a bit of jittery effects, but prostate cancer scientists those side effects are minute when compare with the benefits.

Agriculture scientists and oncology professionals are currently collaborating with genetically manipulating various coffee beans species for the purpose of discovering new health benefits in the fight against all types of cancerous cells.

posted by Eleanor Wolfram


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