Even Decaf Coffee May Help Protect the Liver

October 11, 2014 12:00 AM

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FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Prior research has suggested that drinking coffee may help protect the liver, but new findings indicate caffeine might not be the active ingredient at work. The study was published online recently in Hepatology.

In this study, researchers led by Qian Xiao, M.D., of the U.S. National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md., analyzed data from 27,793 Americans, aged 20 and older, who provided information on their coffee consumption. They were also checked for blood levels of four liver enzymes: aminotransferase, am...

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