Coffee saves lives in liver cirrhosis

Two or more cups of coffee per day cuts the risk of dying from liver cirrhosis by two-thirds, new research suggests.

The 15-year prospective study looked at the diets and lifestyle choices of over 63,000 Singaporeans, of whom 114 died of liver cirrhosis over the study period.

Coffee drinking was associated with a lower risk of death from cirrhosis, specifically for non-viral hepatitis related disease.

However consumption of tea, fruit juice and soft drinks seemed to have no effect on cirrhosis mortality, the authors reported in