Coffee and Your Liver

may help reduce your chances of developing alcohol-related cirrhosis, according to a review done by the journal Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics of multiple existing studies.

Drinking just two more cups of coffee every day may lower the risk of developing the liver condition by 44%,

More than 430,000 participants were a part of the nine studies. The duration of these studies varied, but the longest one lasted about 20 years. In eight of the nine studies examined, researchers found increasing coffee consumption by two cups per day was "associated with a statistically significant reduction in the risk of cirrhosis."

1 cup per day was associated with a 22% lower risk of cirrhosis and 4 cups per day was associated with a 65% lower risk.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/20/health/coffee-liver-cirrhosis-irpt/

Combined, the studies included 1,990 patients with cirrhosis.

One study, for example, found a stronger link between coffee consumption and reduced cirrhosis risk with filtered coffee than with boiled coffee.

not clear exactly how coffee might lead to a healthier liver, or whether the type of beans or brewing method matter.

coffee contains compounds that have antioxidant effects and anti-inflammatory properties, – www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coffee-liver-cirrhosis-idUSKCN0VR2JN

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