Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Recent findings suggest that there’s another reason as to why we should drink more kofe daily. The finding mentioned that drinking kofe more than three cups a day halt the progression of LIVER DISEASES.

Those who suffers from CHRONIC HEPATITIS C and advanced liver disease who drank three or more cups of kofe per day slashed by 53% the risk of the disease progressing compared to patients who drank no coffee, according to study by Neal Freedman of the US National Cancer Institute (NCI).

For the study, 766 participants enrolled in the Hepatitis C Antiviral Long-Term Treatment against CIRRHOSIS (HALT-C) trial, all of whom had Hepatitis C which had not responded to treatment with anti-viral drugs – were asked to report how many cups of coffee they drank every day.

The patients were seen every three months during the 3-8 year study and liver biopsis were taken at 1.5 to 3.5 years to determine the progression of the liver disease.In the study, it shows that patients who drank three or more cups of coffee were less likely to see their liver disease worsen than non-drinkers.

The researchers suggessted that the intake of coffee might protect against liver disease including by reducing the risk of type two diabetes which has been associated with liver illness, or by reducing inflammation which is thought to cause fibriosis and cirrhosis of the liver.

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It’s been found in previous study that caffeine found in coffee inhibit liver cancer in rats.

Also noted was that drinking black or green tea (oopss..pardon me tea lovers..) which also contain caffeine had little impact on the progression of liver disease.

Simply put, their finding maybe able to help the three to four million people according to WHO who contract hepatitis C , each year which 70% of these cases become chronic and can cause cirrhosis or liver cancer.

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