A Few Coffees a Day keeps the Doctor away

27th October 2009

Research in the US has uncovered a superb reason to ensure your supply of fresh coffee is never cut off. It turns out that drinking several cups of coffee a day can help prevent the progression of liver disease.

Patients taking part in the study by the national council institute in the US who were suffering hepatitis C or liver disease had a 53% less chance of the disease developing into a more serious state if they drank several cups of coffee in a day.

Patients with varying levels of coffee intake were tested twice over a 4 year period to determine how their disease was progressing. A researcher is quoted as saying, "We observed an inverse association between coffee intake and liver disease progression,"

Although it was initially thought that the cause of the decrease in disease progression might be related to caffeine, those drinking significant amounts of tea showed little difference in progression.

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