Decades ago, a group of researchers in Norway came upon an unexpected finding.
Alcohol consumption was associated with liver inflammation—no surprise, but a protective association was found for coffee consumption.
Liver cancer is one of the most feared complications. Hepatocellular carcinoma (a common type of liver cancer), is the third leading cause of cancer death.
Those at risk for liver disease—those that drank a lot of alcohol or were overweight, appeared to cut their risk in half if they drank more than two cups of coffee a day.
100 grams (3.5 oz), of Coffee, brewed from grounds, prepared with tap water approximately contains;
Preventing Liver Cancer With Coffee
A new study found that male smokers may be able to cut their risk of liver cancer more than 90% by drinking four or more cups of coffee a day. Of course they could have also stopped smoking! It’s like if you look at heavy drinkers of alcohol, drinking more coffee may decrease liver inflammation, but not as much as drinking less alcohol.
Liver cancers are among the most avoidable cancers and it seems coffee can help reduce the risk of developing liver cancer. Scientists were able to demonstrate that coffee consumption reduces oxidative DNA damage, increases the death of virus infected cells, stabilizes the chromosomes, and a reduction in fibrosis, all of which could explain the role coffee appears to play in reducing the risk of disease progression and of evolution to cancer.
So, is it time to write a prescription for coffee for those at risk for liver disease? Some say yes, the results are promising. Although more studies are needed, but in the interim, moderate, daily, unsweetened coffee ingestion is a reasonable adjunct to therapy for people at high risk such as those with fatty disease.
Of course you should consider that daily consumption of caffeinated beverages can lead to physical dependence. Caffeine withdrawal symptoms can include days of headache, fatigue, difficulty with concentration, and mood disturbances.
But the tendency for coffee to promote habitual daily consumption may ultimately turn out to be advantageous if its myriad potential health benefits are confirmed.
Note, many things like, alcohol, coffee, sugar …, in our environment increase the amount of magnesium we pee out. Many people are constipated because they are deficient in magnesium.
Magnesium is one of the most important nutrients for all the detoxification system in the liver. It is needed to maintain normal muscle and nerve function, healthy immune system, heart rhythm, control of blood sugar and building strong bones.
Magnesium is involved in at least 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Some of food sources for magnesium are; spinach, pumpkin seeds, beans and lentils, brown rice and bananas.
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