How much coffee should one drink to reduce risk of chronic liver disease?

June 24, 2021  23:16

Preventing chronic liver disease can involve not only eating healthy and avoiding alcohol, but also consuming coffee regularly. Such an unexpected discovery was made by scientists from the University of Southampton (UK).

They analyzed data from more than 494,000 people aged 40-69 at the start of the observation period. Of these, 384,000 drank coffee, and 109,000 did not.

According to, after 11 years of observation, 3,600 cases of chronic liver diseases were registered in this cohort, 1,800 participants were diagnosed with fatty liver disease, and 301 people died from various pathologies of this organ.

After adjusting the data for body mass index and bad habits of the participants, it turned out that people who regularly drink coffee have a 20% lower risk of developing the chronic liver disease compared to those who do not consume it. And the probability of mortality from these pathologies among coffee lovers is 49% lower.

The greatest benefit is provided by 3-4 cups of coffee a day. The greatest benefit, as it turned out, comes from natural ground coffee, however, decaf coffee and instant drinks are also associated with a preventive effect, but to a lesser extent.

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