Recent studies show that liver disease can be prevented and through regular consumption of coffee. According to a report by the American Institute for Cancer Research, drinking 3-4 cups of coffee every day could reduce the risk of liver cancer.
The report Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and liver cancer shows that consumption of coffee moderately may reduce the risk of liver cancer, a disease that is the second leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, according to statistics from the World Health Organization.
In Europe, annually approximately 63,500 diagnosed new cases of liver cancer, says a study published in 2012 in the scientific journal European Journal of Cancer.
Coffee contains a variety of natural compounds which are currently being studied for their potential anticancer, according to CSID .
“For example, we can act on liver enzymes that eliminate carcinogens”, said Dr. Stephen Hursting, a researcher at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
“It is not yet possible to determine the amount or the kind of manufacturing that provides optimal protection because coffee is consumed in a variety of ways”, he added.
Analyzing 34 studies collectively involving over 8.2 million people and over 24,500 cases of liver cancer, the new report shows the global data reviewed in-depth research linking diet, physical activity and weight the risk of developing cancer liver.
This report continues CUP (World Cancer Research Fund and Permanent Updating Project) in 2013, which identified properties that coffee protects against endometrial cancer.
Conclusions The present report provides additional support to the research team, which suggests that moderate coffee consumption (3-5 cups per day) may reduce the risk of developing liver cancer.