Important to get your liver checked regularly and make sure you’re doing everything you can to keep it healthy. Recently, researchers found a simple and delicious way to slash your risk of developing liver disease, and it’s an easy change to make. According to study, drinking one beverage three to four times a day can significantly reduce your risk of liver disease.
Drinking three to four cups of coffee a day can reduce your risk of liver disease
The recent U.K.-based study in BMC Public Health found that drinking three to four cups of coffee a day can notably reduce your risk of developing and dying from chronic liver disease. Researchers said that the coffee can be either caffeinated or decaffeinated.
According to the study, coffee drinkers were 21 percent less likely to develop chronic liver disease, and coffee was even more effective at preventing liver disease-related deaths. The study concluded that coffee drinkers were 49 percent less likely to die from chronic liver disease.
An earlier study, found that drinking coffee also reduced the risk of hepatocellular cancer, the most prevalent form of liver cancer. The 2017 study out of the University of Southampton found that drinking one extra cup of coffee daily was associated with a 20 percent reduction in the risk of developing hepatocellular cancer, two extra cups led to a 35 percent reduction, and up to five cups led to cutting the risk in half.
These findings are especially useful because of the accessibility of coffee
Liver disease has been on the rise over the past decade, according to The BMJ, and researchers say that coffee could be useful in remedying this. While these findings are worth noting in the U.S. and U.K., Kennedy believes they could be even more impactful in other countries…