“The most striking results were found in patients with hepatitis C,” Hodge said. “Two or more cups of coffee led to an improvement in their liver disease.”
Good news for coffee lovers! A new research just found that coffee can actually help keep the liver in good health.
Findings by a team from the Monash University found that drinking 2 or more cups of coffee a day can help prevent liver diseases and even reduce damage caused by some of these conditions.
“Certainly moderate amounts of coffee, depending on the liver disease you’re looking at, seem to be associated with less liver damage and probably less liver fat, as well,” reported Dr. Alex Hodge, a liver specialist from Monash Health who was also part of the research team.
The researchers conducted their study on 1,100 patients with liver disease from the Monash Health Clinic. According to their findings, 2 cups a day of coffee was found to reduce the damage due to hepatitis C by 13 percent. Four cups of coffee was also found to decrease symptoms of fatty liver disease by as much as 24 percent.