Oh, the wonders behind our favorite little bean. We’ve dug into the many health benefits associated with coffee in past blog posts, and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
With constant new research supporting the health advantages of drinking coffee daily, it’s hard to keep up with the latest news. That’s where we come in! Every month, we plan to write at least one article covering a health benefit from drinking that cup of joe we all look forward to. For this month, we’re excited to cover some recent news regarding coffee consumption & liver function.
Whether it’s chronic liver disease or even hepatitis C, coffee drinking has been linked to an incredible amount of positive results. So let’s jump into the details!
Coffee Supports Your Liver?
Can coffee in fact support your liver and help ward off diseases? Studies throughout the past ten years seem to think so. According to coffeeandhealth.org, “A systematic review published in 2014 suggested coffee consumption was associated with beneficial outcomes in patients with chronic liver disease, cirrhosis, hepatocellular cancer and NAFLD.
A 2016 review also concluded that coffee intake of more than 2 cups per day in patients with pre-existing liver disease was associated with a lower incidence of fibrosis and cirrhosis, lower hepatocellular carcinoma rates, and decreased mortality.” It’s incredible what just a few cups of coffee a day can do to help your body!
Liver cancer is a severe condition, but coffee has come to the rescue. A reputable US Multi-Ethnic Cohort study showed a reduction of 38% in those who drank at least 2-3 cups of coffee a day when studying the presence of hepatocellular cancer.
When you put together all the numbers, coffee drinkers exhibit about a 40% reduced risk of liver cancer. A few cups of coffee a day can really make all the difference for your health!