Upside of My Coffee Intake

I have always felt a touch of guilt in regards to the amount of coffee I throw down the colloquial hatch on a daily basis. I drink the stuff out of a pickle jar…I kid you not:

coffee vs cancer
baseball used for size reference

It cools quicker. Bonus.

My guilt was nuked from orbit today. I saw on /. this morning that the Oxford Journals published some National Cancer Institute findings, linking extreme coffee intake with a decreased chance of getting prostate cancer.

The non-science-y results are as follow:

Conclusions: We observed a strong inverse association between coffee consumption and risk of lethal prostate cancer. The association appears to be related to non-caffeine components of coffee.

Granted, they used caffeine-free coffee for their test…so that may offset some of my apparent benefits. I am still counting this as a huge win. Especially since this was all about the prostrate…I’ll tip a cup to that. Or a jar.