Three cups of coffee a day lowers liver disease risk: study

Drinking the beverage - caffeinated or not - cuts the likelihood of developing chronic disease by 21%, report UK researchers

People who drink any type of coffee, caffeinated or not, are less likely to develop or die from chronic liver disease than those who don't drink the beverage, a UK study shows.

Compared to non-coffee drinkers, coffee drinkers had a 21% reduced risk of chronic liver disease, a 20% reduced risk of chronic liver disease or steatosis, a 20% reduced risk of hepatocellular carcinoma and a 49% reduced risk of death from chronic liver disease.

Researchers at the universities of Southampton and Edinburgh examined data