Coffee Associated With Lower Risk of Death From Non-Viral Cirrhosis

April 3, 2014 12:21 AM

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Answer: The main finding is that coffee intake was associated with a lower risk of death from cirrhosis, specifically for non-viral hepatitis related cirrhosis. Subjects who drank two or more cups per day had a 66% reduction in mortality risk, compared to non-daily coffee drinkers. However, coffee intake was not associated with viral hepatitis B related cirrhosis mortality.

Answer: Although these findings are not unexpected, since other experimental and epidemiologic studies have shown that coffee may reduce liver damage in patients with chronic liver disease, our study is the first to demonstrate the protective effect for non-viral hepatitis related cirrhosis but not...

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