Worldwide, liver disease causes 2 million deaths annually, with 1 million people dying from complications of cirrhosis and another from viral hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Liver disease risk factors include consuming alcohol, having overweight, and having diabetes. Coffee isn’t just tasty and energizing it may also be extremely good for you. In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health. Their results have been nothing short of amazing.
Coffee and fatty liver disease
Coffee is one of the world’s most popular drinks. That’s led to lots of researchers exploring the health effects of a coffee drinking habit. Overall, those studies spell good news for liver health.
In this study, researchers led by Dr. Qian Xiao, of the U.S. National Cancer Institute, analyzed data from nearly 28,000 Americans, aged 20 and older, who provided information on their coffee consumption. They were also checked for blood levels of several enzymes associated with liver health. The study was published online recently in the journal Hepatology. According to the research. "Our findings link total and decaffeinated coffee intake to lower liver enzyme levels," Xiao said in a journal news release. "These data suggest that ingredients in coffee, other than caffeine, may promote liver health.
Overall, coffee seems to be beneficial for most health outcomes. This is not just for chronic liver disease but also for other diseases, such as chronic kidney disease and some cancers.
Other Benefits of Coffee On The Body
Coffee May Drastically Lower Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle-related disease that has reached epidemic proportions. It has increased 10-fold in a few decades and now afflicts about 300 million people. In observational studies, coffee has been repeatedly associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. The reduction in risk ranges from 23% all the way up to 67%.
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