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Overseas Health Insurance News: Coffee 'can reduce prostate cancer risk'

Recent research could prompt overseas health insurance customers to discuss the risks involved in prostate cancer with their doctor.

A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, has revealed that drinking coffee lowers men's risk of developing prostate cancer.

Monitoring around 50,000 male health professionals in the US over a 20-year period, the scientists found that men who drank six or more cups of coffee a day were 20 per cent less likely to develop prostate cancer in any form.

Furthermore, they were 60 per cent less likely to develop an aggressive form of the disease.

Lead researcher Dr Kathryn Wilson commented: "At present we lack an understanding of risk factors that can be changed or controlled to lower the risk of lethal prostate cancer.

"If our findings are validated, coffee could represent one modifiable factor that may lower the risk of developing the most harmful form of prostate cancer."

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