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Coffee Seen Reducing Risk of Chronic Liver Disease By 21 Percent

The San Diego Union

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Having coffee - ground or instant, caffeinated or decaf - may be good for your liver, reducing your risk of chronic liver disease by 21 percent, compared with those who do not drink coffee. In addition, those who drink three to four cups of coffee a day are roughly half as likely to die of chronic liver disease and 20 percent less likely to develop fatty liver disease (steatosis) or liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma).

These findings are based on about a decade of data on nearly a half-million people that was recently published in the journal BMC Public ...