Drinking Coffee May Lower Cancer Risk

coffeeCoffee drinkers might be less likely to develop the most common type of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, according to a new review of studies.

Researchers from the Università degli Studi di Milan in Italy looked at 16 studies published between 1996 and 2012 that included data from 3,153 cases of hepatocellular carcinoma.

Coffee consumption was associated with a 40 percent decreased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma, with some studies even suggesting a more than 50 percent decreased risk from drinking three cups of coffee a day.

However, it’s still not known if coffee causes this decreased risk in liver cancer, or if people who have liver disease then try to drink less coffee, researchers noted.


Source: The Huffington Post