Partly Cloudy
14°CWed :Clear. High: 14 Low: 3

Drinking coffee cuts liver cancer risk

Drinking coffee cuts liver cancer risk

Drinking three cups of coffee daily can reduce the risk of developing liver cancer by more than 50 per cent, a new study has claimed.

Coffee consumption also reduces risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer, by about 40 per cent, according to an up-to-date meta-analysis published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, a journal of the American Gastroenterological Association.

Liver cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the world, and the third most common cause of cancer death. HCC is the main type of liver cancer, accounting for more than 90 per cent of cases worldwide.

“Our research confirms past claims that coffee is good for your health, and particularly the liver,” said study author Carlo La Vecchia.

“The favourable effect of coffee on liver cancer might be mediated by coffee’s proven prevention of diabetes, a known risk factor for the disease, or for its beneficial effects on cirrhosis and liver enzymes,” said Vecchia from the department of epidemiology, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, and department of clinical sciences and community health, Universita degli Studi di Milan, Italy.

Researchers performed a meta-analysis of articles published from 1996 through September 2012, ultimately studying 16 high-quality studies and a total of 3,153 cases.

Despite the consistency of results across studies, time periods and populations, it is difficult to establish whether the association between coffee drinking and HCC is causal, or if this relationship may be partially attributable to the fact that patients with liver and digestive diseases often voluntarily reduce their coffee intake, researchers said.

 

Top Stories

martina-hingis-and-sania-mirza

Sania-Hingis enter Miami Open duplicates semis

April-01-2015
MIAMI: Fresh from their lady win in the Paribas Open title a month ago, Indian tennis expert Sania Mirza and her Swiss
Facebook-whatsApp

WhatsApp Android application now conveys free voice calling to everybody; no invites required

April-01-2015
Not long ago, WhatApp had begun taking off voice calling highlight for everybody. On the other hand, the enactment didn’t generally experience
Giriraj-Singh-Re-L

BJP leader Giriraj Singh makes bigot remark against Congress President Sonia Gandhi

April-01-2015
New Delhi: The questionable BJP pioneer and Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Giriraj Singh on Wednesday, April
XBPJDYWD

Rupee exchanges barely higher at 62.57 every dollar

March-31-2015
Mumbai: The Indian rupee reinforced insignificantly against the dollar on Tuesday, following increases in the nearby value markets. At 2.09pm, the home
323303-gmail

Gmail for Android can now put your each email in one spot

March-31-2015
Worldwide web index goliath Google has overhauled its Gmail for Android portable application to incorporate another highlight that will be especially helpful
Gujarat-assembly-passes-controversial-anti-terrorism-and-organized-crime-bill

Gujarat assembly passes controversial anti-terror bill GUJCOC

March-31-2015
In the wake of neglecting to get Presidential consent for its hostile to dread bill thrice, Gujarat government has again felt free