According to a new study, three to four cups of Coffee drinkers a day may reduce your risk of liver cancer and other alcohol-related liver diseases. Researchers looked at the habits of more than 494,000 people in the UK Biobank, a biomedical database, and monitored their liver health over 11 years.
The Participants of the studies ranged from 40 to 69 years old, with 384,818 saying they were avid drinkers, and 109,767 saying they were not. People who drank ground caffeinated or decaffeinated saw the most benefits, while some reduction in risks was also found in instant Coffee drinkers.
According to the study published Monday in the peer-reviewed journal BMC Public Health, Coffee consumers were 21% less likely to develop chronic liver disease, 20% less likely to develop chronic or fatty liver disease, and 49% less likely to die of chronic liver disease than non-consumers. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is most common in people who are overweight, have diabetes, high cholesterol or high triglycerides. The disease affects up to 25% of people in the United States.
Prof Paul Roderick, a co-author of the study from the University of Southampton said that it confirms in a large UK cohort that drinking is protective against severe liver disease. What to know when making Coffee: Most makers are crawling with germs and growing mould. According to the World Cancer Research Fund, Liver cancer is the sixth most common cancer worldwide. The American Cancer Society said that the rate of liver cancer since 1980 has more than doubled. The study showed that The maximum benefit was found in people who drank three to four cups a day; any higher consumption didn’t show additional benefits.