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Coffee protect against liver cirrhosis

June 15 2006

American scientists have confirmed that each additional cup of coffee a day reduces the risk of alcoholic cirrhosis by 22%.

In a study conducted by experts of the research center of Kaiser Permanente, was attended by 125,580 men and women on their own examination of the liver took place from 1978 to 1985. By 2001, cirrhosis was diagnosed in 330 participants. In 199 cases the cause of cirrhosis was recognized alcoholism.

The study found an association between regular coffee consumption and significantly reduced risk of alcoholic cirrhosis. In individuals who drank less than one cup of coffee a day cut the risk of alcoholic cirrhosis by 30%. Drinking one to three cups of coffee a day decreased the risk by 40%. Do those who daily drank more than four cups of coffee, alcoholic cirrhosis, the probability decreased by 80%.

Among coffee drinkers were also recorded a slight decrease in the frequency of other types of cirrhosis are not related to alcohol consumption, writes korrespondent.

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