There are numerous studies showing that drinking coffee can reverse liver damage.
- The studies are showing that consuming 2 additional cups of coffee per day can decrease the risk of getting cirrhosis by 44%.
- D-r Oliver Kennedy said that cirrhosis is a potentially fatal condition and using coffee to reduce the risk of developing it, is a great prevention aid.
- Cirrhosis is a condition caused by excessive alcohol consumption, hepatitis infections, immune disorders and fatty liver disease.
- D-r Kennedy and his colleagues did a pooled analysis of average coffee consumption across earlier studies to see how much adding two additional cups each day might influence the odds of liver disease.
- 8 of 9 analyses showed that consumption of 2 added cups showed a significant reduction in the risk of cirrhosis. Furthermore, in those 8 analyses the risk of cirrhosis began to decline as the number coffees climb.
- People with no coffee consumption had even better results varying on how many cups they added. 1 cup showed 22% lower risk of cirrhosis, 2 cups showed 43%, 3 cups showed 57% and 4 cups showed 65%.
One study even found some link between coffee consumption and reduced cirrhosis risk with filtered coffee than with boiled coffee.
However, these studies only accounted for alcohol consumption and didn’t account for obesity and diabetes as risk factors.
D-r Kennedy warns people not to go on and indulges in lattes rich in sugar and whipped cream because this can present other health problems.
One of the puzzling things is that the analyses didn’t conclude what type of brewing or what type of coffee is more soothing.
D-r Kennedy stated “Coffee is a complex mixture containing hundreds of chemical compounds, and it is unknown which of these is responsible for protecting the liver,”
Along the warning of D-r Kennedy, nutritionist Samantha Heller stated that coffee is not powerful enough to reverse the severe damage done over the years and it is more like a prevention rather than treatment. She said that even though coffee has anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidant effects it cannot undo the systematic damage that is a result of excessive alcohol consumption, obesity, sedentary or unhealthy diets.