Coffee reduces the risk of liver disease by 49%...

Coffee reduces the risk of liver disease by 49%

 Lifestyle desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:05 PM, 16 January 2022  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Many people have the habit of waking up in the morning and drinking a cup of smoldering tea or coffee. However, most people are accustomed to drinking tea. Because many people are reluctant to drink coffee. Many think that drinking too much coffee is bad for your health. Is that really so?

Researchers have said that drinking coffee can cure complex diseases and reduce the risk of death.

According to research published in BMC Public Health Journal, drinking up to 3-4 cups of caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee in 7 days is very beneficial for liver patients. This reduces the risk of death from chronic liver disease. Researchers also say that there is a possibility of recovery from the disease.  

The US media CNN published a report on June 22 analyzing the research data published in the journal.

Regular coffee drinkers are 21 percent more likely to recover from chronic liver disease and 20 percent less likely to develop chronic or fatty liver disease, the reporters said, citing researchers. The risk of death from chronic liver complications is 49 percent lower.

According to Oliver Kennedy, a writer and researcher of the medical faculty of the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, said, 'Coffee is an easy drink. What we've found from research is that it can provide potential preventive treatment for chronic liver disease.'

In this study, the research institute of UK started collecting data on the subject of coffee drinking among 4,94,585 participants. They were followed for almost a decade after that.

Those who drank caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee were found to have the greatest benefit in their group. Instant coffee drinkers also saw some benefits. Ground coffee contains high levels of Cafestol and Kahweol. Two anti-oxidants have been found in coffee beans, which have anti-inflammatory properties.

This is not the first study to find health benefits from coffee. A study published last February found that drinking one or more cups of black coffee, caffeinated coffee a day, reduced the long-term risk of heart disease.

Coffee reduces the risk of type-2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, prostate cancer, Alzheimers, sclerosis, melanoma, other skin cancers and coronary artery calcium levels. An earlier study by Kennedy found that drinking coffee reduced the risk of hepatocellular cancer, the most common form of liver cancer.

Liver cancer is on the rise

Liver cancer has been on the rise worldwide for decades. According to a 2018 study, the incidence of liver cancer worldwide increased by 75% between 1990 and 2015.

According to the American Cancer Society, the rate of liver cancer has tripled since the 1980s. The death toll has more than doubled.

Liver cancer is the sixth most common cancer worldwide, according to the World Cancer Research Fund. In less developed countries, especially in Asia and Africa, about 83 percent of people get the cancer. The death rate from this cancer is high. Because no initial symptoms are caught.

Risk factors for liver disease include: alcohol intake, obesity, diabetes, smoking, hepatitis B and C infections. Which makes extra fat in the liver cells.

According to the American Liver Foundation, the causes of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease are: overweight, diabetes, high cholesterol or high triglycerides.

Caution in drinking coffee

Most research is done on drinking black coffee. However, many people drink coffee with milk, sugar, non-dairy cream, which is high in calories, sugar and fat. The American Heart Association warns that coffee, which is high in milk and sugar, increases the risk of heart problems.

Studies have shown that caffeine overdose in certain populations can be dangerous. A 2017 study found that drinking more than 4 cups of coffee during pregnancy can lead to low birth weight, premature birth and permanent birth defects.

Past studies have shown that people with sleep problems or uncontrolled diabetes should consult a doctor before adding caffeine to their diet.

These benefits of drinking coffee do not apply to children. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children and adolescents should not drink cola, coffee, energy drinks or other beverages, including caffeine.

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