Researchers from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center found that men who drank four or more cups of coffee per day experienced a 59 percent reduced risk of prostate cancer recurrence and/or progression as compared to those who drank only one or fewer cups of coffee per week.
The study did not, however, find an association between coffee drinking and reduced mortality from prostate cancer, although the research also included few men who died of prostate cancer to address that issue separately. The study did not find an associated reduction of prostate cancer recurrence and/or progression with tea consumption.
"To our knowledge, our study is the first to investigate the potential association between tea consumption and prostate cancer outcomes," researchers wrote in the study to be published in journal Cancer Causes & Control.
"It is important to note, however, that few patients in our cohort were regular tea drinkers and the highest category of tea consumption was one or more cups per day.
"The association should be investigated in future studies that have access to larger populations with higher levels of tea consumption," they said.


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