Coffee prevents hepatocellular carcinoma

New research made by staff of the Institute of Pharmacological Research in Milan found that coffee reduces the risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (the most common type of liver cancer) by 40%.

According to the author of the research, Carlo La Vecchia, drinking three cups a day reduce this probability by more than 50%. He believes that such a favorable effect of coffee for the health of the liver may be achieved due to the fact that it helps to prevent diabetes – a risk factor for liver disease.

The researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 16 major studies published in 1996 and 2012. In total, they studied more than 3000 cases of liver cancer. Experts still do not know whether coffee played an important role in the prevention of liver cancer. So they plan to continue their studies, and at the moment is better to address to proven prevention methods.

Previously, scientists from the American Cancer Society in Atlanta found that four cups of coffee reduces the risk of developing oral cancer. Scientists from the Graduate School of Medicine of the National University of Singapore found that the drink reduces the risk of fatty liver disease – a disease of the accumulation of fat in the liver, which occurs in non-drinking people, and their colleagues from the University of Queensland believe that coffee helps to lose weight as appetite suppressant. Japanese experts have concluded that the daily consumption of coffee can reduce the risk of stroke by 20%.