To confirm caffeine’s effects on prostate cancer, as opposed to other substances in coffee, the researchers then tested the effects of coffee extracts on prostate cancer cells. After testing both decaffeinated and regular coffee, the team discovered that the caffeinated coffee significantly reduced the proliferation of cancer cells and their ability to metastasize.
But it’s important to remember where this study went down.
Licia Iacoviello, head of the Molecular and Nutritional Epidemiology Laboratory, said of the participants: “They prepare coffee [in a] rigorously Italian way: high pressure, very high water temperature, and with no filters. This method, different from those followed in other areas of the world, could lead to a higher concentration of bioactive substances. It will be very interesting, now, to explore this aspect.”
When it comes to coffee, drink like the Italians.
This article was originally publish on Menshealth.com