« | Home | »

Coffee Reduces Risk of Liver Cancer

By jeremyc | May 28, 2017

Love drinking coffee? Well, there’s some good news for you and other coffee lovers. According to new research, a cup of coffee daily could reduce the risk of a common type of liver cancer, hepatocellular cancer, by 20 percent.

However, this is not all. The hepatocellular cancer risk reduces further with higher intake of coffee, with people who drink up to 5 cups of coffee daily having half the risk of developing this type of liver cancer.

Hepatocellular cancer is more common than any other type of liver cancer. This year, data suggests, nearly 40,000 people will be diagnosed with liver cancer. Most of these cases will be of hepatocellular cancer.

Liver disease increases your risk to hepatocellular cancer, especially if you have suffered liver damage because of hepatitis b or hepatitis c, long-term liver inflammation, alcohol abuse, or autoimmune condition.

However, the chief study author suggests that drinking more coffee might reduce the risk of hepatocellular cancer, even in those who already have liver disease.

For this research, the researchers conducted a meta-analysis of over 26 studies, involving over 2.20 million adults. While the study didn’t go into cause and effect, it is widely believed that coffee contains anti-inflammatory compounds, anti-carcinogenic compounds, and antioxidants, all of which might help reduce liver cancer risk.

Topics: | Cancer | No Comments »

Comments are closed.