Substances In Coffee Inhibiting Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is a very common disease between men worldwide. Even though the rates of successful cure for the disease are increasing significantly, however, understanding the cause and being able to prevent it is what we hope for.

Prostate cancer occurs due to the common growth in the prostate due to many different reasons. This is why a recent study conducted by Dr. Hiroaki Iwamoto (Department of Integrative Cancer Therapy and Urology, Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Science, Japan tried to find substances of daily use that slows this growth.

The results were shocking and was explained by Dr. Hiroaki in the European Association of Urology congress in Barcelona. It included that the use of coffee is a strong cause for lowering the chances of prostate cancer.

The results will be released in the Journal called The Prostate. According to the study, different substances found in different types of coffee might actually prevent the development of certain cells that are resistant to anti-cancer drugs. So far, two main substances where understudy, including kahweol acetate and cafestol which has showed a positive effect for drugs such as Cabazitaxel.

Dr. Hiroaki commented on their discovery saying, “We found that kahweol acetate and cafestol inhibited the growth of the cancer cells in mice, but the combination seemed to work synergistically, leading to a significantly slower tumor growth than in untreated mice. After 11 days, the untreated tumors had grown by around 3 and a half times the original volume (342%).”