Coffee protects against liver damage

It turns out that coffee not only provides an energy boost, but also protects our liver.

A recent study shows that two cups of coffee a day can reduce the risk of dying from cirrhosis of the liver by 60%.

If you’ve been partying for a long time, drink coffee to keep your liver healthy, experts recommend.

Their research was published in the journal Hepatology. According to him, the use of tea and fruit juices, unlike coffee, has nothing to do with mortality from cirrhosis, the risk of which is increased by the systematic use of alcoholic beverages .

According to the World Health Organization, 1.3% of all deaths per year are caused by cirrhosis of the liver.

29 million Europeans suffer from chronic liver disease and 17,000 deaths in Europe each year are related to cirrhosis. This insidious disease is the eleventh leading cause of death in the US.

“Our results show that coffee can reduce liver damage in people with chronic diseases,” said lead study author Dr Won Puai Koh of the National University of Singapore.

“We compared the effect of coffee, alcohol, black and green tea, and some other non-alcoholic beverages on mortality from cirrhosis of the liver.”

63,275 people between the ages of 45 and 74 living in Singapore participated in the study. They have provided the scientists with all information about their diet, lifestyle, and all medical data.

During the experiment, the participants were carefully monitored for fifteen years, during which time 14,928 (24%) of them died.

According to the study, patients who daily consumed 20 or more grams of ethanol had a higher risk of death from cirrhosis compared to abstinent patients. On the contrary, coffee consumption reduces the risk of death, especially from cirrhosis.

The risk of death from cirrhosis in participants who drank two or more cups of coffee per day decreased by 66%. However, coffee had no effect on mortality from cirrhosis caused by hepatitis B infection.

“Our study shows for the first time the effect of coffee on mortality from cirrhosis of the liver caused by various causes” – summarizes Dr. Koh.

“We expect that the positive effect of coffee is less pronounced in Asian countries, where cirrhosis statistics are most often associated with viral hepatitis B.”

Maybe in the future, this research will help doctors develop new products that protect our liver from damage.

But for now, one thing is clear – you can safely enjoy your favorite drink, which will even protect you from liver damage.

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