Coffee Good For The Liver 2006-06-22Posted by clype in Health.
Drinking coffee could help protect drinkers from liver disease caused by alcohol, according to a new study.
People who drink one cup of coffee are 20 per cent less likely to have alcoholic cirrhosis, reports ‘The Guardian newspaper’.
People who drink two or three cups a day are 40 per cent less likely to contract ‘cirrhosis’, while those who drink four or more cups are 80 per cent less likely.
The findings, conducted by researchers at ‘The Kasier Permanente‘ in California, are thought to be the largest study to look at the inverse relationship between coffee and ‘cirrhosis’.
Lead author Mr.Arthur L Klatsky said:
‘Consuming coffee seems to have some protective benefits against “alcoholic cirrhosis”, and the more coffee a person consumes the less risk they seem to have of being hospitalised or dying of “alcoholic cirrhosis”.’
Drinking tea had no effect, suggesting the ingredient that protects against cirrhosis is not caffeine. But Mr.Klatsky added:
‘This is not a recommendation to drink coffee… There is a lot of harm caused by heavy drinking other than liver damage.’
- ‘Coffee could protect drinkers from liver disease’, Ananova, 2006-06-22
- Health benefits of Coffee
- Worldwatch: Coffee
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