Few Facts about Coffee:
- Almost 500,000 studies found that coffee reduces the risk of developing liver disease significantly.
- The health benefit includes all types of coffee, including coffee with caffeine, decaffeine, ground and instant coffee.
- The study found the greatest benefit from drinking 3-4 cups daily.
Coffee is the favorite part of every day for many people – some could say indispensable. However, there is also an ongoing stream of often contradictory research that shows the benefits and risks of coffee.
Every day 3 to 4 cups of coffee, including decaffeinated, are the most important benefit. Ground coffee is slightly more healthier than instant coffee.
Some Liver disease and Case Study
Approximately two million people die every year from liver disease in the world, with 1 million die from cirrhosis complications and another from viral hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma.
The study found that sub-Saharan Africa is the area most deeply affected by liver disease. It is followed by South and Central America, Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia.
Risk factors for liver disease include:
- alcohol consumption
An almost half a million study of 10.7 years:
For an average of 10.7 years, the authors of the study analysed the UK Biobank health data of 494,585 people.
384,818 were coffee drinkers of the cohort and 109,767 were not, which were the control group for the study. Caffeinated, decaffeinated, ground and instant coffee have been used by coffee drinkers.
During the period under study, 3,600 diagnoses of chronic liver diseases, 5,439 chronic diseases or fatty liver diseases and 184 hepatocellular carcinoma cases were included in the sample. Chronic liver disease caused 301 deaths.
The risk of coffee drinkers of chronic liver disease was 21% lower when compared to the participants who did not consume coffee.
They had also a 19% lower risk of chronic liver or liver disease and a 21% lower risk of hepatocellular carcinoma.. Also 49% less susceptible to liver disease died from coffee drinkers.
The risk reduction was even greater for people who drank coffee from ground beans.
Their risk to develop either chronic hepatic or chronic liver disease or liver fatty diseases decreased by 35%, hepatocellular carcinoma development by 34%, and hepatic disease death by 61%.
The study response:
The study is restricted by the fact that its sample consisted of whites of higher socioeconomic backgrounds, which means its results might not apply universally.
Drinking any kind of coffee, including decaf, might reduce the likelihood of developing certain hepatitis diseases, Dr Jennifer Ashton brings the study apart.