THREE cups of espresso a day may halve the risk of prostate cancer, a study reveals.
Researchers at the Neurological Institute, in Pozzilli, Italy, looked at almost 7,000 men aged 50 or over for five years. They found 100 new cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed – and they had a lower coffee intake than the others.
Researchers claimed in the International Journal of Cancer that men who drank at least three cups of Italian-style coffee daily had a 53% lower risk of prostate cancer than those who drank fewer.
HEALTH officials are calling for more black people to volunteer to give blood.
NHS Blood and Transplant says 40,000 more donors are needed to meet growing demand for “Ro blood” – a special subtype more common in black people. It is used to treat sickle cell disease – a condition particularly common in people with an African or Caribbean family background.
To get the best treatment, patients need blood most likely to come from someone of the same ethnicity.
But NHSBT says just 1% of donors in England are black. Visit blood.co.uk, call 0300 123 23 23 or search for the NHS Give Blood app.
DON’T know anything about rheumatoid arthritis? You’re not the only one. Despite 700,000 Brits having the condition, most of us remain unaware of the facts.
Now the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society’s Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week aims to change that.
A big part of this year’s Behind the Smile campaign focuses on how RA is an “invisible” illness, as people don’t understand the pain sufferers endure. For advice and tips on spotting symptoms and to get involved in raising awareness, visit nras.org.uk/ behindthesmile