Tea, coffee consumption and risk for prostate cancer diagnosis

So that we are clear, we really dislike studies like this that appear to suggest that one particular type of food or drink is “associated” with higher or lower risk for a specific disorder. While they may have some level of scientific interest, their clinical value is certainly limited and may be negligible … yet they get a lot of media coverage. … READ MORE …

Tea drinking and risk for prostate cancer (in Scotland if nowhere else)

Back in the dim and distant past (i.e., the 1960s and 1970s), relatively high levels of tea consumption were common in most of the United Kingdom, and coffee was an uncommon substitute. This is certainly not so true today. However, … READ MORE …

Friday’s news update: November 14, 2008

In today’s news there are reports on:

  • The impact of tea and coffee consumption on prostate cancer risk
  • Quality of life after radiotherapy compared to watchful waiting at 10 years of follow-up
  • The apparent impact of androgen deprivation on prostate cancer-specific mortality in men in different risk groups
  • Plumbagin as a potential agent for treatment of HRPC
  • Publication of the final results of RTOG 9902 … READ MORE …