Drinking up to four cups of coffee a day may help reduce the risk of chronic liver disease, study finds.
Researchers at the University of Southampton and the University of Edinburgh found that drinking caffeinated coffee and decaffeinated coffee were associated with a reduced risk of developing liver disease, including liver disease. compared to not drinking coffee.
The benefit peaked at three to four cups per day, according to research.
Scientists found that consuming coffee reduced the risk of chronic liver disease by 21%, a 20% reduced risk of chronic liver disease or fatty liver disease, and a 49% reduced risk of death from liver disease.
The benefits have been seen in people who drank ground coffee, which contains a high level of Kahweol and cafestol. Both ingredients have shown benefits against chronic liver disease in animals.
Instant coffee also showed a reduced risk of liver disease, but it was less than the reduction seen in ground coffee drinkers.
“Coffee is widely available and the benefits we see from our study may mean that it could offer a potential preventative treatment for chronic liver disease,” said lead author Dr. Oliver Kennedy.
“This would be particularly useful in countries with low income and more difficult access to health care and where the burden of chronic liver disease is greatest.”
Dr Kennedy and his team studied UK Biobank data on 495,585 participants with known coffee consumption, who were followed for around 10 years to watch who developed liver problems.
Overall, 78% (384,818) drank caffeinated or decaffeinated ground or instant coffee, while 22% (109,767) did not drink any type of coffee.
During the study period, there were 3,600 cases of chronic liver disease, including 301 deaths.
The researchers warned that coffee consumption was only reported when participants …
More information about this article Read More
This notice was published: 2021-06-22 06:48:00