Coffee tied to lower prostate cancer risk

first_imgThe reduction in risk was seen whether the men drank decaffeinated or regular coffee, and does not appear to be due to caffeine. Drinking one to three cups of coffee per day was associated with a 30 percent lower risk of lethal prostate cancer.Coffee drinkers were more likely to smoke and less likely to exercise, behaviors that may increase advanced prostate cancer risk. These and other lifestyle factors were controlled for in the study.The results need to be validated in additional populations that have a range of coffee exposure and a large number of lethal prostate cancer cases. If confirmed, the data would add to the list of other potential health benefits of coffee. The authors are planning additional studies to understand specific mechanisms by which coffee may lower the risk of lethal prostate cancer.Other HSPH researchers who participated in the study: Edward Giovannucci and Meir Stampfer, professors of nutrition and epidemiology; Julie L. Kasperzyk, postdoctoral research fellow; Stacey Kenfield, research associate; Jennifer Stark, research fellow; and Rob van Dam, adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition.The study was supported by the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, the American Institute for Cancer Research, and the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Men who consumed the most coffee (six or more cups daily) had nearly a 20 percent lower risk of developing any form of prostate cancer. The inverse association with coffee was even stronger for aggressive prostate cancer. Men who drank the most coffee had a 60 percent lower risk of developing lethal prostate cancer. Men who regularly drink coffee appear to have a lower risk of developing a lethal form of prostate cancer, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers. The lower risk was evident among men who drank regular or decaffeinated coffee.The study was published May 17 in an online edition of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.“Few studies have specifically studied the association of coffee intake and the risk of lethal prostate cancer, the form of the disease that is the most critical to prevent. Our study is the largest to date to examine whether coffee could lower the risk of lethal prostate cancer,” said senior author Lorelei Mucci, associate professor of epidemiology at HSPH.Lethal prostate cancer is cancer that causes death or spreads to the bones. Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed form of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among U.S. men, affecting one in six men during their lifetime. More than 2 million men in the United States and 16 million men worldwide are prostate cancer survivors.“At present we lack an understanding of risk factors that can be changed or controlled to lower the risk of lethal prostate cancer. If our findings are validated, coffee could represent one modifiable factor that may lower the risk of developing the most harmful form of prostate cancer,” said lead author Kathryn Wilson, a research fellow in epidemiology at HSPH.The researchers chose to study coffee because it contains many beneficial compounds that act as antioxidants, reduce inflammation, and regulate insulin, all of which may influence prostate cancer. Coffee has been associated in prior studies with a lower risk of Parkinson’s disease, type 2 diabetes, gallstone disease, and liver cancer.The study examined the association between coffee consumption and the risk of prostate cancer, particularly the risk for aggressive prostate cancer, among 47,911 U.S. men in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study who reported their coffee consumption every four years from 1986 to 2008. During the study period, 5,035 cases of prostate cancer were reported, including 642 fatal or metastatic cases.Among the findings:last_img read more

Compliance: What’s next for DOL’s fiduciary rule?

first_img 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr US Department of Labor With the Department of Labor (DOL) announcing a “phased implementation” of its fiduciary rule through Jan. 1, what is required between the June 9 effective date and then? CUNA’s compliance staff examined what’s next for the rule in a recent CompBlog post.Starting June 9, the rule’s amended definition of “fiduciary investment advice” will apply, and the Best Interest Contract (BIC) exemption and Principal Transactions Exemption will become available to fiduciary advisers.However, for a transition period extending until Jan. 1, 2018, fewer conditions will apply to financial institutions and advisers that want to rely upon the exemptions.During the transition period, financial institutions and advisers must comply with the “impartial conduct standards,” consumer protection standards that ensure that advisers adhere to fiduciary norms and basic standards of fair dealing.center_img continue reading »last_img read more

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Niasse Nabs FA Charge For Alleged Simulation

first_imgEverton striker Oumar Niasse could become the first Premier League player to be banned for “successful deception of a match official” after he was charged by the English Football Association (FA).Niasse won a controversial penalty under minimal contact from Crystal Palace defender Scott Dann during Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park. Leighton Baines went on to score the penalty for the Toffees.The Senegal international was also on the scoresheet for Everton as he rescued a point for his team with their 2nd equaliser on the stroke of halftime and he has until 18:00 GMT later today to respond.According to the new laws introduced in May, players could be charged after a game for simulation.An FA statement read: “Incidents which suggest a match official has been deceived by an act of simulation are referred to a panel consisting of one ex-match official, one ex-manager and one ex-player.“Each panel member will be asked to review all available video footage independently of one another to determine whether they consider it was an offence of ‘Successful Deception of a Match Official’.“Only in circumstances where the panel are unanimous would the FA issue a charge.” the statement added. RelatedLanzini Given Two-Game Ban For DivingDecember 20, 2017In “England”Mo Salah to miss Arsenal and Manchester City clashesDecember 27, 2018In “England”Watford Forward Cleared Of Simulation During Arsenal GameOctober 17, 2017In “England”last_img read more

Crawford, Jordan come up clutch for Clippers in 119-115 over Spurs

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Rivers afterward talked about the Spurs purposely fouling Jordan time after time.“I thought it really affected us in the first half, I didn’t think it affected us as much in the second,” he said. “First half, I thought it took us completely out of our rhythm. But it’s a tough call every night.”Rivers took Jordan out with 4:26 to play in the game and the Clippers ahead 105-103. Jordan returned with 2:15 left and his team up 110-105. Interestingly, he was never fouled again.“There’s no science to it,” Rivers said, regarding when to take out Jordan and bring him back in when hack-a-DJ is being utilized. “Just go with your gut. Some days you’ll be right, some days you’ll be wrong.”Rivers could not have been more right when assessing the play of Davis, whose 16 1/2 minutes off the bench were very noteworthy.“Glen played an important role,” Rivers said. “Without him, we would not have won tonight.”Davis liked hearing that.“Damn, Doc, what a great guy,” he said, drawing laughter from reporters.Bottom line is, the Clippers are doing quite well without Griffin. That’s not lost on Paul.“Everybody’s gotta step up,” Paul said. You know, Blake is a guy that no one person on our team can replace. And I think ‘Big Baby’ got the game ball tonight.” The Clippers (36-19), who can still sign players who are bought out of their contracts, finished the night fifth in the Western Conference standings, a half-game ahead of sixth-place Dallas (36-20) and 1 1/2 games in front of the seventh-place Spurs (34-20). Teams like third-place Portland (tied with Houston) and eighth-place Oklahoma City (tied with Phoenix) appeared to strengthen themselves Thursday with trades that brought the Trail Blazers guard Arron Afflalo from Denver and the Thunder center Enes Kanter from Utah, though Kanter came at the expense of OKC giving up backup point guard Reggie Jackson to Detroit in that three-team deal.The way Rivers sees it, the final eight weeks of the regular season should be rather wild. “I think there are probably 10 teams in the West that are in this mad dash,” said Rivers, also president of basketball operations. “Even the teams at the top want to keep their spots. We want to move up and secure a spot and it may come down to injuries. I said that, unfortunately, at the beginning of the year because of the schedule and I hope that doesn’t happen because we have them right now — or have one major one.“But I do think all that will come into play and, you know, the West is so good. It would be nice to have homecourt, but I don’t know how much it’s going to matter this year. It’ll matter the last game, the Game 7.”As for the Spurs, their star — Duncan — was bummed that his team could not hold a nine-point lead it had in the third quarter.“We just weren’t able to make enough plays,” Duncan said. “We had every opportunity to, but it was just inconsistencies. We missed a couple of shots that we usually knock down. But outside of that, I give them a lot of credit. They just kept pressing and pressing and pressing, and we weren’t able to sustain what we had.” The Clippers — now 3-1 without the injured Griffin — led 27-24 after one quarter, but trailed the Spurs 55-52 at halftime before leading 90-88 heading into the fourth. Jamal Crawford scored 26 points for the Clippers and made a 3-pointer with 32.7 seconds left for a 115-111 L.A. lead. DeAndre Jordan also scored 26 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, but made just 10 of 28 attempts from the free-throw line as Spurs coach Gregg Popovich used the hack-a-DJ in both the second and fourth quarters, starting in the fourth with more than eight minutes left. Chris Paul contributed 22 points and 16 assists, J.J. Redick scored 15, Matt Barnes 11 and Glen “Big Baby” Davis had 10 points, six rebounds and lots of hustle.Tim Duncan scored 30 points for San Antonio and Tony Parker had 21.After Crawford’s 3-pointer, Marco Belinelli made one of his own to pull San Antonio with 115-114. Paul then made a 12-footer for a 117-114 Clippers lead with eight seconds left. Manu Ginobili made one of two free throws for San Antonio, which then fouled Redick, who made two free throws with 6.1 seconds to play to seal the Spurs’ fate.center_img The NBA trading deadline passed at noon Thursday on this coast. The Clippers did nary a thing, but the ever-confident coach Doc Rivers wasn’t sweating it.Even when a reporter asked if he would be comfortable with the team he has going into the playoffs — meaning a healthy return of Blake Griffin, of course — Rivers did not bat an eye.“Yes, is the answer,” Rivers said ahead of his team’s 119-115 victory Thursday night over the San Antonio Spurs at Staples Center. “I like our team. I’ve liked it all year and we haven’t played consistently the way I would like us to all the time. But I keep going back to when we play well, we play well.“And I’m hoping that when we play well, that’s how we’ll play in the playoffs. That’s all you can hope for.”last_img read more