Drink Coffee to Reverse Liver Damage Caused by Alcohol
Is coffee your favorite drink aside from booze? There’s good news if your answer is yes. We all know about the negative effects of alcohol in our body and yet many of us still abuse it by consuming more than we should.
This is why a lot of people acquire diseases, including liver cirrhosis. But here is something coffee lovers will appreciate more about their favorite beverage.
A new study from the United Kingdom says that liver damage caused by alcohol may be reversed by drinking two cups of coffee every day.
The Study Finds Connection between Liver Health and Coffee
According to a UK study, which analyzed data from almost 10 studies that had more than 430,000 participants, it was discovered that two more cups of coffee daily can lead to 44% less risk for liver cirrhosis. This is indeed good news for those whose favorite pick-me-up drink is coffee. Millions of people around the world die every year from this disease, which is caused by excessive alcohol intake, along with others such as:
• Fatty liver disease (often lined to diabetes and obesity)
• Immune disease
• Hepatitis infections
Patients with cirrhosis have their life in danger because it is potentially fatal. What’s more, the liver disease still does not have a cure. But according to the Dr. Oliver Kennedy, the professor at Southampton University who is also the lead author of the study, consuming coffee has an important role in decreasing the risk of developing cirrhosis. Coffee is ubiquitous, cheap, and most people can tolerate this beverage. It is also well-loved by many, so it becomes easier to fight cirrhosis.
Cirrhosis and the Coffee Study
The team studied the effects of coffee in almost 2,000 people who have cirrhosis. They were divided into groups and these are the results:
• One cup of coffee every day can lead to 22% less risk for cirrhosis.
• Two cups can give you 43% lower risk.
• Three cups give 57% decreased risk.
• Finally, four cups were translated to 65% lower risk for the disease.