A coffee a day keeps the hepatologist away

Regular coffee consumption can almost halve the risk of liver cirrhosis, a meta-analysis has shown.

A daily increase in coffee consumption of two cups a day led to a 46% reduction in the risk of cirrhosis, according to data from nine studies with 430,000 participants and 2,000 cases of cirrhosis.

When the analysis was restricted to cases of alcoholic cirrhosis, the reduction of risk was slightly smaller, but

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