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Drinking Coffee Could Keep Liver Cirrhosis at Bay

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Now reduce your chances of dying from liver cirrhosis by 66% by having just two cups of coffee a day. Researchers have figured out in a recent study that liver cirrhosis cause by non-viral hepatitis can be kept at bay with one or two cups of coffee.

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Dr. Woon-Puay Koh with Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore and the National University of Singapore stated that investigations done earlier showed that coffee could lessen liver damage in patients with chronic liver disease. He was the lead researcher in a paper that showed the connection between coffee and liver cirrhosis.

According to him their research was based on the consumption of coffee, alcohol, black tea, green tea, and soft drinks on risk of mortality from cirrhosis. This study was based on data collected from around 63,275 Chinese people who were between the ages of forty-five and seventy-four and were based out of Singapore. It was a population based study termed as The Singapore Chinese Health Study.

The participants were asked questions on their lifestyle, diets habits and even medical history over a period of five years [1993-1998]. Then the participants were tracked and the number of deaths were recorded, which turned out to be approximately 24%. Out of the 14,928 deaths, 114 had died from liver cirrhosis at an average age of sixty-seven years.

What researchers found was that those who consumed at least 20 grams of ethanol daily had greater chances of cirrhosis mortality as compared to those who didn’t. On the contrary those who consumed coffee were said to have a decreased chance at dying from cirrhosis, particularly the one related to non-viral hepatitis.

The findings of this study were published in the journal Hepatology. It was said that those who led a sedentary lifestyle were more likely to suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD); a chronic liver disease.

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