coffee prevents liver cancer

Coffee drinking has traditionally suffered a bad reputation. But recent research is changing the image of coffee. Now, it turns out, it may even prevent one of the worst forms of cancer.

There is a down side to coffee for many people: it can contribute to depression, anxiety and panic attacks.

But it can also reduce liver stiffness caused by fibrosis, benefit cholesterol and triglycerides and reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome. Drinking moderate amounts of coffee can even help your brain stay young and help you to live a longer life. For health, the coffee sweet spot may be 2-4 cups a day.

But, as exiting as this news is, there is even more exiting news for coffee drinkers: coffee may prevent liver disease, including the hard to treat liver cancer. A previous report found that coffee can reduce the risk of cirrhosis and chronic liver disease while lowering the levels of GGT and ALT: two liver enzymes that are elevated in lever disease. Click here to see how much coffee reduces your risk. But, the most exiting news in that report was that several meta-analyses have found that drinking coffee may reduce the risk of liver cancer by about 40%.

Now a new meta-analysis adds a kick to the liver cancer conclusion. The meta-analysis included 18 studies of coffee drinking and cancers of the liver and biliary tract (like gallbladder and bile duct cancers). Though it found no significant benefit of drinking coffee for biliary tract cancers, it found a significant benefit for liver cancer. Compared to people who drink the least coffee, people who drink the most coffee had a 48% lower risk of liver cancer. The risk seems to go down by 18% if you drink one cup a day and by as much as 73% at seven cups a day. Other research, though, has shown that there may be health draw backs to drinking over four cups a day.

Decaffeinated coffee does not seem to work as well.

So, if you enjoy drinking your cup of coffee, then, go ahead and enjoy your cup of coffee.


Nutrients;2017;9(9):950


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