We all know how bad alcohol can be, to our health and to the people around us, but we still drink it. Alcohol abuse can lead to all sorts of disease, and liver cirrhosis is the most common one.
A recent UK study has great news for coffee lovers- the researchers have discovered that drinking 2 cups of coffee every day and reverse the liver damages caused by alcohol.
Connection between Coffee and Healthy liver
Liver cirrhosis is the cause of death for millions of people every year. But a UK study brings good news for the people who can`t start the day without coffee- after analyzing the data collected from 10 studies, including more than 430,000 participants, they came to the conclusion that drinking at least 2 cups of coffee a day can reduce the risk of liver cirrhosis by 44%.
Alcohol abuse can also cause the following diseases:
- Fatty liver disease (linked to obesity and diabetes)
- Immune disease
- Hepatitis infections
Modern medicine still has not cure for liver cirrhosis, and it is potentially a fatal disease.
Dr. Oliver Kennedy, the author and leader of the UK study, says that coffee consumption plays an important part in lowering the risk of liver cirrhosis. This means that fighting cirrhosis has become easier, since many people love coffee, it`s a cheap ingredient which can be found everywhere in the world, and it`s tolerated by almost anyone.
The researchers included about 2,000 cirrhosis patients in their study, divided into groups, with the following results:
- Drinking 1 cup of coffee a day reduces the risk of cirrhosis by 22%
- Drinking 2 cups of coffee a day lowers the risk by 43%
- Taking 3 cups of coffee, each day decreases the risk by 57%
- 4 cups of coffee every day can reduce the risk of cirrhosis by 65%
Another study showed that filtered coffee gives better results. The effects of the coffee in fighting and reducing the risk of liver cirrhosis were compared to people who don`t drink coffee.
This is all great news for coffee and alcohol lovers, but we also have to consider some things like:
- What types of beans are used
- The brewing technique
- The lifestyle of the drinker