There are two types of coffee, namely arabica and robusta. Robusta coffee is cheaper and tastes not as good as arabica.
Coffee contains phenol, chlorogenic acid, caffeine and tocopherol.
Phenol contained in coffee comes from plants. Phenol is a powerful antioxidant and is similar to what found in berries and includes flavonoid and lignin. Antioxidants from these plants are believed to protect your body from cell damage and diseases involving your cardiovascular system and cancer.
The most known compound is, of course, caffeine. Caffeine can improve cognitive function and prevent the development of Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's. Caffeine may not be good for you who have an unhealthy heart because it can increase its rate and blood pressure.
In addition, coffee can cause stimulating effects, insomnia, nervousness and other physiological responses.
Then, what does coffee have to do with prostate cancer?
The researchers suspect coffee consumption is closely related to the increased risk of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the one that can cause the death of men in the United States. Recent research shows coffee consumption is not associated with the risk of prostate cancer. Coffee consumption can actually reduce IGF-1, which is associated with an increased incidence of prostate cancer.
Coffee is known as a source of antioxidants, and many studies have suggested its consumption can reduce inflammation. This inflammation plays an important role in the development of prostate cancer. It is possible the higher consumption of coffee can protect you from prostate cancer by reducing inflammatory activity in the tumor.
Coffee is also known to reduce the risks of bladder, breast and pancreatic cancers and leukemia.