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A 70-year-old male asked:

Is chocolate bad for prostate?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Looking for evidence: Looking for evidence that chocolate is bad for the prostate, but only came across online sites saying that in younger men, drinking alcohol or consuming too much caffeine (especially coffee) can irritate the prostate and cause frequent urination (so, eliminating them from the diet may decrease prostatitis symptoms). Chocolate has caffeine. Other reported irritants include tobacco and spicy foods.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Chocolate & prostate: Likely yes, due to caffeine content in chocolate.
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