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Healthy Coffee and its Role in Protecting Against Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Healthy Coffee and its Role in Protecting Against Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

The benefits of coffee on the liver were first recognized in people suffering from liver cirrhosis, which is a disease that mostly develops as a result of alcoholic liver damage. Studies by Klatsky et al. as well as others recognized a correlation between coffee intake and decrease in elevated liver enzymes, and overall hospitalizations and mortality of people with liver cirrhosis. It appeared that, for alcoholic liver disease, coffee could make a major difference in how fast the disease progressed and could even work to reduce damage. Most people are aware that alcohol consumption is a major risk factor for...

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Andrew Salisbury
Drinking coffee can help prevent liver disease

Drinking coffee can help prevent liver disease

Dr. Sanjiv Chopra discusses why 2-4 cups of coffee (or more!) can be such a powerful ally in the fight against liver disease. I recently had an opportunity to sit down with Dr. Chopra to discuss the health benefits of coffee - including its amazing disease-preventing properties. Sanjiv Chopra, MD, is a professor of medicine, former faculty dean for Continuing Medical Education at Harvard Medical School and renowned author. Livers Aren’t Just Mere Filters for the Things We Eat and Drink Yes, this 3 lb. gland wedged beneath our ribs is responsible for processing everything we put in our mouths, but...

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