Coffee may reduce risk of disease progression for HCV patients

10/21/2009 | MedPage Today (free registration)

A study of 766 people with hepatitis C-related bridging fibrosis or cirrhosis found that those who drank three or more cups of coffee a day had a 53% lower risk of liver disease progression compared with patients who didn't drink coffee. Researchers said that other factors may be involved but that coffee could play a role in reducing inflammation or oxidative stress.

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