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Three Cups a Day May Be Okay
Another coffee-affirming study was released by Milan’s Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche. The results, published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, confirm that coffee does indeed have health benefits—particularly for the liver. Leave it to Italy to validate coffee.
Lead authors Dr. Carlo La Vecchia and Mario Negri helped perform a meta-analysis using data collected from articles published between 1996 and 2012 and chose 16 high-quality studies involving 3,153 cases to focus on. They found that coffee consumption reduces the risk of liver cancer by about 40 percent with the potential to reach 50 percent by drinking three cups a day.
“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.”
According to Belinda Weber’s article in MedicalNewsToday, “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that liver cancer is the ninth leading cause of cancer deaths in the US and the third leading cause of death from cancer in the world.
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common form of this cancer and men are approximately three times more likely to develop the disease than women.”
In the last couple of years, coffee has been vindicated by several studies and sources elevating its utility beyond that of taste,
the morning caffeine boost and necessary daily momentum.It turns out that, in addition to diabetes and liver cancer prevention, coffee may promote longevity and protect against womb cancer, prostate cancer as well.
The researchers added that more than 90 percent of primary liver cancers can be avoided through hepatitis B virus vaccination, control of hepatitis C virus transmission and reduction of alcohol drinking as well, but don’t you just love articles that justify vices?
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Liver Health12 Nov 2013|