Scientists at the University of Southampton in the UK have reviewed nine different studies previously published on this subject involving 430,000 participants. The study found that drinking an extra 2 cups of coffee a day reduced the risk of developing cirrhosis, a liver disease, by 44 percent.
The study, led by Oliver Kennedy, included 1,990 cirrhosis patients and examined the effect of daily coffee consumption on the liver. Eight of the nine studies concluded that consuming two extra cups of coffee a day reduced the risk of cirrhosis.
1 million people die worldwide every year due to cirrhosis caused by hardening of the liver and damage to tissues. The causes of cirrhosis include excessive alcohol consumption and poor eating habits, especially fatty and sugary.
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