Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Coffee consumption and liver disease

Coffee consumption and liver disease
Previous studies have shown coffee consumption may significantly reduce the risk of hepatic fibrosis and cirrhosis and drinking more than 3 cups per day may modestly reduced risk to liver cancer. A 2016 study conducted in mice found drinking coffee could help reverse non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and published in Nutrients (2017) a review citing an oral presentation submitted to the Liver Meeting 2015 suggested; In NAFLD, HCV and HBV associated liver diseases coffee consumption, not tea, was associated with lower liver stiffness, a non-invasive marker of liver fibrosis. In addition, a meta-analysis presented at The Liver Meeting® 2016 found coffee significantly decreased risk of liver fibrosis among NAFLD patients who drank coffee on a regular basis compared to those who did not.

Coffee Drinking and Alcoholic and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Diseases and Viral Hepatitis in the Multiethnic Cohort
Recently published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, researchers examined the relationship between coffee consumption and chronic hepatitis C,  non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and alcoholic liver disease. An excerpt of the study, found online @ Healio.

“Our data also suggest a possible effect of coffee intake on the fibrosis process in ALD and CHC and an effect of coffee on multiple pathways in NAFLD, possibly including inflammatory, steatotic and fibrotic processes

Commentary over at Healio.  

Coffee consumption associated with reduced risk for chronic liver disease
Setiawan VW, et al. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017;doi:10.1016/j.cgh.2017.02.038.
March 14, 2017
Recent study data revealed an association between coffee consumption and a reduced risk for developing chronic liver disease, particularly in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, alcoholic liver disease and chronic hepatitis C.

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