As the growing evidence suggests, a good cup of coffee does more than perk you up to start the day; it may be providing significant benefit to your liver health as well.
Coffee and the benefits for your liver health
- Italian researchers found coffee consumption lowers the risk of liver cancer by about 40%. In addition, some of the results suggest if you drink three cups a day, the risks are reduced by more than 50%.
- Over ten significant global studies have identified that increasing coffee consumption may help reduce the risk of fatty liver disease, cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer.
- If a coffee drinker (someone who typically consumes between one and five cups of coffee a day) increases their daily intake by two cups, they reduce their risk of developing liver cancer by approximately 43%.
- Coffee is a complex mixture of over 100 compounds including including caffeine, chlorogenic acid, cafestol and kahweol. Something in this possesses anti-oxidative and anti-fibrotic properties that can protect against a range of liver diseases, including fibrosis, cirrhosis and liver cancer. It is believed that even decaffeinated coffee has the same benefits.
Why is your liver is so important?
Improving Australia’s liver health
The Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation (GMRF) is dedicated to better understanding fatty liver disease and liver cancer so we can develop ways better treat these rapidly increasing illnesses.
Right now, our researchers are hard at work across a number of research projects. CLICK HERE to find out more.
The Liver Research Unit receives 100% of its funding from GMRF donors, and this team is committed to producing results that can provide solutions for people who are suffering from an illness of the liver.