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PCaSO Bournemouth Group

Notice of Dorset PCaSO Meeting

Public Meeting on

7.30 p.m. Wednesday July 28th 2017
St. Mark’s New Church Hall Wallisdown Road, Talbot Village, Bournemouth, BH10 4HY

The speaker will be announced later.

Further dates for 2017

Last Wednesdays in September and November
both at 7.30 pm in St Mark’s NewChurch Hall

PSA Tests

We have now tested over 3000 men in Dorset!

Next session is at Maiden Newton on 10th June. Other sessions in pipeline are:

Christchurch on 10th September; possibly Wimborne and Wareham later in 2017.

Branch contact details

PCaSO Dorset Branch
6 Firside Road
Corfe Mullen,Wimborne
Dorset, BH21 3LS
Telephone: 01202 58043601202 696107
Helpline: 0800 035 5302

Our Local Committee

Chairman and Awareness / Lobbying: Jim Davis
Treasurer: Barry Taylor
Secretary and Publicity: Ray Bona
Membership Sec: Clive Duddridge
PSA Testing: Allan Higgin
Fund-raising: Brian Deacon
Speakers Organiser: Catherine Woolford
Website / Executive: Derek Pilling

The Link

Newsletter of PCaSO (Prostate Cancer Support Organisation)

Dorset Branch

May 2017

“3 Espressos a Day Cuts Risk of Prostate Cancer”

From Daily Mail April 27, 2017

Drinking three cups of espresso coffee a day slashes the risk of developing prostate cancer, a study has found. Research on 7,000 men confirmed that drinking three strong coffees a day cuts the chance of prostate cancer by more than 50 per cent. The findings shed further light on the role of caffeine in fighting prostate cancer. Researchers followed the lives of 7,000 men in the Molise region of Italy over four years. Study leader George Pounis, of the Mediterranean Neurological Institute, said: ‘By analysing their coffee consumption habits and comparing them with prostate cancer cases occurring over time, we saw a net reduction of risk of 53 per cent in those who drank more than three cups a day.’ The team confirmed their findings by testing the action of coffee extracts on prostate cancer cells in laboratory studies. After testing both caffeinated and decaf extracts, they found that only the caffeine significantly reduced cancer cells proliferation, as well as their ability to spread to other parts of the body. This effect largely disappeared with decaf. ‘The observations on cancer cells allow us to say that the beneficial effect observed is most likely due to caffeine, rather than to the many other substances contained in coffee,’ they wrote in the International Journal of Cancer. The researchers noted that Italians prepare coffee in a specific way using very high water temperature, high pressure and no filters. They said this method could lead to a higher concentration of bioactive substances, adding: ‘It will be very interesting, now, to explore this aspect.

Have you any suggestions for speakers’ topics at forthcoming meetings? And any suggestions as to speakers you would like to hear? If so, please let me (Ray Bona) know (see email addresses below).

If you are able to assist with admin work at PSA Testing sessions (you need no special knowledge — just neat writing and an ability to pay attention to detail), please ring Jim Davis (01202 580436)

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Ray Bona
(Hon. Sec)