Coffee Consumption Reduces Risk of Liver Cancer

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“Our research confirms past claims that coffee is good for your health, and particularly the liver,” said Carlo La Vecchia, MD. (Credit: © volff / Fotolia)

Coffee consumption reduces risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer, by about 40 percent, according to an up-to-date meta-analysis published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. Further, some data indicate that three cups of coffee per day reduce liver cancer risk by more than 50 percent.

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Posted in Science Daily, October 22, 2013

2 Responses to Coffee Consumption Reduces Risk of Liver Cancer

  1. Hi,

    Is it known, or has it been studied, if there is the same effect (i.e. lower rates of HCC), with consumption of decaffeinated coffee?

    David

    • To my knowledge decaf coffee has not been specifically studied. Evidently it’s not the caffeine that provides the benefit, but whether or not the process to decaffeinate coffee has an impact on the benefits that isn’t clear. However, it sure appears that full-strength coffee is better. Here is a blog that broaches this topic: http://ow.ly/q83C8

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