Our liver is multifunctional, as it performs more than 200 important functions for our body simultaneously. Therefore, you have already guessed that keeping it healthy is a ‘must’ if we don’t want to spend too much time in the hospital.
Besides consuming balanced meals, avoiding toxins, not exaggerating with alcohol, and working out as much as possible, you can also keep your liver healthy in a way that will surely surprise you, according to a new study that The New York Post writes about. While drinking too much coffee per day is often associated with health problems, a new study published in the peer-reviewed medical journal BMC Public Health is aiming to tackle that hypothesis a bit.
Four cups of coffee per day could boost your liver’s health
The new study unexpectedly claims that consuming three or four cups of coffee each day could reduce the risk of developing liver cancer as well as other liver diseases associated with alcohol consumption.
To come to the staggering conclusion, the researchers involved had been analyzing roughly 500,000 people for over 11 years, as well as their coffee habits and liver health. Those surveyed were of ages between 40 and 69 years old, and most of them were heavy coffee consumers.
Compared to those who abstain from coffee, those who were daily consumers of the drink have shown 21 percent fewer chances to develop chronic liver disease, 20 percent fewer chances to deal with fatty liver disease, and were half as likely to die as a result of liver disorders.
Professor Paul Roderick, who’s a co-author of the study and working at the University of Southampton, declared for The Guardian:
It confirms in a large UK cohort that coffee drinking is protective against severe liver disease.
However, we must not fall into the idea that drinking even more coffee per day than three or four cups will grant us even more health benefits. The researchers pointed out that those participants who drank five cups of coffee or even more have shown a decrease in the health risk reduction.