“Coffee drinkers may be at lower risk for liver disease”.
There have been many studies released in recent years linking the consumption of coffee with healthier livers. Now another large study has been released from the American Society for Nutrition, as summarized on WebMD. 3 cups or more of Joe per day was tied to a 21% reduction in liver risk, even after accounting for all sorts of variables.
The study was one of the longest on the topic, ranging over 26 years and following 14 thousand Americans.
“The concept that drinking coffee is good for the liver is not a new one,” said David Bernstein. ““There have been several large studies with cumulatively more than 430,000 participants that have found that drinking coffee was linked to a significant decrease in developing cirrhosis especially among those who overeat or drink alcohol.”
“The findings in this study support the current body of evidence that coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of developing advanced liver disease,” said Bernstein, who directs hepatology at the Sandra Atlas Bass Center for Liver Diseases at Northwell Health in Manhasset, NY.
They interestingly still do not know why coffee seems to help the liver, but at this point any lit bit of positive news on how to limit the potential damage of NASH is welcome.