One study found that compounds found in coffee may help to inhibit the progression of prostate cancer .
The research was done at the Graduate School of Medical Sciences at Kanazawa University in Japan and published in The Prostate.
Japanese scientists tested 6 compounds of coffee in prostate cancer cells in 11 days of study.
Cancer cells that were treated with cafestol (a substance found in coffee) grew more slowly than other cells that were not treated with the component.
These, without treatment, grew 3 times faster.
Despite being a pilot study, the discovery is relevant since it can help prevent and fight prostate cancer.
But the research is still quite early and has only obtained results in animal tests. In the future, the researchers are considering the possibility of testing on humans who have the disease.
According to the National Cancer Institute (INCA), in 2018, approximately 68 thousand new cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed in Brazil.
This is the second most malignant tumor that causes the death of men in Brazil (the first is skin cancer).
The prostate is an exclusively male gland responsible for producing semen, which is located in the lower abdomen, close to the bladder.
Among the risk factors is age, causing about 75% of cases worldwide to occur in men over 65 years of age.
For this reason, men over 50 years old must undergo preventive follow-up every year, since in its initial stage, prostate cancer is a silent disease.
Difficulties to urinate with pain can be symptoms and warning signs. If there is bleeding, it is recommended to seek the help of a urologist.
Having a cup of coffee can be good for your health as long as it is done in moderation.