Coffee reduces the risk of developing chronic liver disease and the risk of death from such diseases, British scientists noted.
According to The Guardian, the authors of the new study analyzed data from 494,585 people between 40 and 69 years old.
Most of them confessed their love for coffee (384,818 people), while the rest said they did not drink the drink (109,767 people).
Researchers studied the participants' livers for almost 11 years and recorded 3,600 cases of chronic liver disease, 301 deaths, and 1,839 cases of fatty liver disease. The researchers also took into account factors such as the participants' body mass index, alcohol consumption, and smoking status.
As it turned out, the risk of developing chronic liver disease in people who loved any type of coffee was 20% lower than in those who did not drink coffee. Moreover, coffee drinkers had a 49% lower risk of dying from these diseases than the other group.