Researchers from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease have found that drinking more than two cups of coffee or tea everyday appears to cut the risk of liver disease.
The long term study, followed more than 9,000 participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES I) between 1971 and 1975, with follow up studies conducted between 1982 and 1993. Researchers found that people who drank more than two cups of coffee or tea per day had less than half the risk of chronic liver disease compared with those who consumed less than one cup per day.
Despite these promising findings, the exact mechanism responsible for the protective effect on the liver is not yet known.
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