Every now and then, we hear about new health benefits that coffee can bring about. Seriously, I do NOT need to be convinced that coffee is good for you. I love the drink and that’s that. But for those of you who like reading this kind of thing, you’d love to know that the results of a recent study were published this month in the journal Hepatalogy.
The title of the article is “Increased caffeine consumption is associated with reduced hepatic fibrosis.” What’s hepatic fibrosis anyway? Hepatic means something to do with the liver and I think fibrosis means scarring. This is linked to hepatitis and other liver problems. Details of the study:
One hundred and seventy seven patients were studied over a six-month period. The group was comprised of close to half male and female, with 112 chronic hepatitis sufferers. The participants consumed 308 mg of caffeine a day, the same as 2.25 cups of coffee.
I was just thinking that maybe the reason my liver is OK is that I drink more coffee than that!
Another study focuses on prostate cancer. Natural News shares:
In December 2009, research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference showed that coffee reduced the risk of prostate cancer because of its effect on blood sugar, insulin and glucose metabolism. The research was collected from over 50,000 men, from 1986 to 2006. Men who drank the most coffee had a 60 percent lower risk of aggressive prostate cancer, compared to the men who drank no coffee.
I am definitely not a man but for you guys out there, drink up! Your coffee addiction just might save you from an unpleasant inspection by the doctor.