March 30, 2013

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1 Coffee May Help Lessen Liver Damage

Research conducted by Finland's University of Tampere indicates that coffee may help reduce some negative effects of alcohol consumption. A study of almost 19,000 adults found that coffee lowers the blood level of a liver enzyme called GGT which is present in higher levels in persons with liver disease. The men in the study who consumed more than 3.5 alcoholic drinks daily had three times the amount of GGT in their blood as nondrinkers, but among those heavy drinkers, those who also drank five or more cups of coffee per day had 50 percent less GGT than their peers who didn't drink coffee. For reasons unknown, there was no similar linkage among women. Researchers note that this does not mean that drinking more coffee will offset the unhealthy consequences of heavy drinking.

More at Www.businessinsider.com | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Tags: Coffee and Liver Disease, Coffee and Alcoholism, Coffee and GGT, Coffee and Liver Enzymes, Avoiding Liver Disease

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