- Coffee has now been linked to reducing risks of liver diseases
- The report was presented at the Royal Society of Medicine in London
- Coffee consumption was associated with up to a 40% risk reduction
Love coffee? Experts from University College London, UK, have found that a cup of coffee every day can help reduce risk of liver diseases. The report was presented at the Royal Society of Medicine in London and noted the beneficial effects of coffee on liver ailments including liver cancer and cirrhosis. "Liver disease is on the rise and it is important that we understand how coffee, one of the most popular drinks in the world, affects the disease," said Graeme Alexander, from the University College London in the UK.
Coffee consumption was associated with up to a 40% risk reduction of liver cancer versus no coffee consumption. Another research suggests an inverse association between coffee consumption and risk of chronic liver disease, with an average risk reduction of 25-30% in low-coffee consumers, and up to 65% in high-coffee consumers.
It is not the first time when coffee consumption was linked to promoting health. When consumed in moderation, coffee consumption has also been linked to boosting stamina. A recent study also linked coffee consumption with health benefits in kidney disease patients. "Results suggest that advising patients with Chronic Kidney Disease to drink more caffeine may reduce their mortality. This would represent a simple, clinically beneficial, and inexpensive option," said Miguel Bigotte Vieira from Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte, in Portugal. However, it must be noted that consuming too much coffee may harm your health. A person should not consume more than 400mg of caffeine in a day from all sources.
Inputs from PTI