Coffee, caffeine consumption linked to liver protection in high-risk group

05/19/2004 | Medscape (free registration)

The consumption of coffee and caffeine appears to play a significant role in reducing the risk of liver injury in people with a high risk for liver disease, according to new research. A study of nearly 6,000 adults who had risk factors of heavy drinking, hepatitis, iron overload, glucose metabolism issues or were obese, revealed the greater the amount of coffee consumption, the greater the association with liver protection.

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