Prostate cancer is considered one of the main causes of death in men, after heart disease, lung cancer and melanoma. According to the world health organization, by 65-70 years with this terrible disease faces every fourth man. The likelihood of a successful cure depends on how quickly the problem is found, so scientists are developing both early diagnosis technologies and ways to stop the growth of cancer cells. It turned out that the healing elements are even in coffee, and they are very effective in coping with the disease.
For the first time, scientists noticed the healing properties of coffee in the study of statistics about men: it was found that coffee lovers face prostate cancer 11% less often. Having identified the six main components of coffee, they began to combine them with each other and see how they affect tumors. First, the experiments were conducted in test tubes, and then — in mice. As expected, cell growth slowed, almost twofold.
The active ingredients in coffee that destroy cancer cells, was the cafestol and kahweol. How they work, scientists do not know yet, but intend to reveal the algorithm in the near future. It is believed that the drugs created on their basis, can be more effective than chemotherapy.
The head of the study Atsushi Mizokami noted that the discovery does not mean that men need to drink coffee more often. For all its useful qualities, it also has a negative impact on the body.