According to a new study, drinking 3-5 cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of developing liver cancer and cirrhosis.
The report, presented to the Royal medical society in London, discussed the potential impact of moderate coffee consumption on chronic liver disease, liver cancer and cirrhosis.
“The incidence of liver diseases is growing and therefore it is important to understand how coffee which is one of the most popular beverages in the world, affects these diseases,” said Graeme Alexander from University College London in the UK.
Meta-analysis showed that consumption of coffee is associated with a decreased risk of liver cancer by 40%.
Studies conducted in the US and Italy suggests that regular consumption of coffee is associated with a decreased risk of liver cirrhosis by 25-70%, depending on dose.
Another study suggests an inverse relationship between coffee consumption and risk of chronic liver disease, the average level of risk reduction is 25-30% of consumers have some coffee and 65% of those who daily drink many cups of coffee.