Reduce the risk of liver cancer by drinking this beverage every day
As per the latest findings, coffee can help to reduce the risk of liver cancer, which is the sixth most common cancer in the world. The World Cancer Research Fund data suggest that approximately 800,000 people were diagnosed with cancer in 2012.
The link between coffee and cancer
A study published in the BMJ Open journal revealed that people who drink coffee (both caffeinated and decaffeinated) were less likely to develop hepatocellular cancer, the most common form of liver cancer.
For the study, the researchers examined data collected from 26 studies in which more than two million participated. In the end, they concluded that regular coffee intake can reduce cirrhosis and liver cancer in a “dose-dependent” manner. Meaning the more you drink the better it is for reducing the risk of liver cancer. One cup of coffee was linked with 20 per cent reduction in the risk, 2 cups a day linked to 35 per cent and 5 cups of coffee a day can half the risk of liver cancer.
How does coffee help the liver?
Coffee possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticarcinogenic properties. All these factors are believed to play a crucial role in lowering the rate of liver disease and liver cancer in coffee lovers.
The bottom line
The research indicates that coffee has some health-friendly properties. It is not always bad for health. This study revealed that drinking 5 cups of coffee can half the risk of liver cancer, but it does not mean that you can start guzzling this much caffeine in a day. Coffee has a set of pros and cons and before making drastic changes in your diet you need to consider both of them. As per studies, in a day a person must not drink more than 2 cups of coffee. So, it is better to stick to this number.