Medical effects of coffee: Two new insights

Does it matter, medically, whether you drink coffee or not? Here are two further insights into this life-or-death question:

Coffee consumption and hip fracture risk: a meta-analysis,” X.L. Li and J.H. Xu, Journal of Nutritional Science, 2013 Jul 24;2:e23. The authors, at the Medical College of Soochow University, China, report:

“Although our meta-analysis has provided insufficient evidence that coffee consumption significantly increases hip fracture risk, coffee intake may increase hip fracture risk…”

Coffee consumption and risk of prostate cancer: a meta-analysis of epidemiological studies,” Chang-Hae Park, et al., BJU International, Volume 106, Issue 6, pages 762–769, September 2010. The authors, at  National Cancer Center, Goyang, South Korea, and other institutions, report:

“there is no evidence to support a harmful effect of coffee consumption on prostate cancer risk. Further prospective cohort studies are required.”

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