Preventing Chronic Diseases seeks papers for submission

Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) invites you to submit articles for upcoming publication. There’s been a major push towards preventing chronic diseases across the region. This presents an excellent opportunity for researchers, practitioners  and others public heath professionals working in the Caribbean or with Caribbean populations outside the region.

Papers should promote the open exchange of information and knowledge among researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and others who strive to improve public health through chronic disease prevention.

PCD is a peer-reviewed electronic journal established by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Articles focus on the latest developments in prevention, screening, surveillance, and population-based interventions that prevent and control chronic diseases and conditions, promote health, and examine the biological, behavioral, physical, and social determinants of health and their impact on quality of life, illness, and death across the life span.

Types of article include: original research, community case studies, systematic reviews, essays and others.

To learn more about submitting manuscripts for PCD, visit How to Submit a Manuscript.


A new study being reported on by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and others found that there is a possibly and plausible link between drinking coffee a lower risk of prostate cancer, particularly lethal prostate cancer.

The study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health
 and published in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute, followed close to 48,000 men is among the first to link coffee drinking to lower prostate cancer risk. The Los Angeles Times reported that

“the study found that those who drank more than six cups of coffee per day had a 60% reduced risk of developing lethal prostate cancer compared with nondrinkers.”

Coffee, however, can be detrimental for those with benign prostate cancer.

What does this study mean for prostate cancer prevention? What do you think is the next step for prostate cancer prevention? What more research could be done to better understand the biological risk factors for prostate cancer? How can men at risk for lethal prostate cancer be educated on the health benefits of coffee? What about men for whom drinking coffee is a risk factor for benign prostate cancer? How would a health communication/health education prevention intervention include both groups, with competing messages?