Last Updated on August 19, 2021 by kristina
‘Coffee consumption and the liver – the potential health benefits,’ a report launched by the British Liver Trust, support’s the role of coffee in good liver health. It is the first time that the entire body of current research and evidence has been reviewed and compiled into a single report.
The report provides evidence that regularly drinking moderate amounts of coffee may prevent liver cancer. The World Health Organisation recently confirmed this reduced risk after reviewing more than 1,000 studies. It also suggests that coffee lowers the risk of other liver conditions including fibrosis (scar tissue that builds up within the liver) and cirrhosis, that it can slow the progression of liver disease in some patients, and have beneficial effects have been found however coffee is prepared.
The British Liver Trust is calling for more clinical research relating to coffee and the liver. “At last, liver physicians have found a lifestyle habit that is good for your liver,” said Professor Graeme Alexander, leading hepatologist and the President of the British Association for the Study of the Liver.
“The evidence in this report shows that drinking coffee can protect you from developing liver disease and in addition reduces the risk of progressive disease for those already affected. We have an epidemic of liver disease in the UK and the numbers affected are growing at an alarming rate.”