Coffee Cuts Liver Cancer Risk by 40%

If you enjoy a morning cup of joe, you may be at a lesser risk of liver cancer than your non-coffee drinking counterparts. And if you like a few cups of coffee in the morning, you could be cutting your risk of liver cancer even more. Daily coffee consumption could cut liver cancer risk by 40%, according to new research.

According to new research published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology:

“Our research confirms past claims that coffee is good for your health, and particularly the liver,” said Carlo La Vecchia, MD, study author. “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.”

The researchers performed a meta-analysis of studies published between 1996 and 2012. A total of 16 “high quality” studies were used involving 3,153 cases.

What they found was that daily coffee consumption cuts liver cancer risk by a whopping 40%. Drinking three cups of coffee each day has an even more dramatic effect, reducing the risk of liver cancer by more than 50%.

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