Coffee Reduces Risk of Liver Cancer
Coffee consumption reduces risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer, by about 40 percent, according to an up-to-date meta-analysis published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. Further, some data indicate that three cups of coffee per day reduce liver cancer risk by more than 50 percent.
"Our research confirms past claims that coffee is good for your health, and particularly the liver," says Carlo La Vecchia, study author from the department of epidemiology, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri. "The favorable effect of coffee on liver cancer might be mediated by coffee’s proven prevention of diabetes, a known risk factor for the disease, or for its beneficial effects on cirrhosis and liver enzymes."
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