Coffee good for some cirrhosis patients: Study
Singapore researchers say two cups a day enough to cut risk of dying
Published on Apr 9, 2014 8:31 AM
That morning cup of coffee could help save your life.
Sufferers of certain forms of liver cirrhosis can reduce their chances of dying by 66 per cent by drinking at least two cups of coffee a day, a new study by a Singapore team claims.
More than 63,000 local Chinese people were surveyed on their dietary and lifestyle habits between 1993 and 1998, and researchers kept tabs on the group for nearly 15 years before tabulating the results.
Cirrhosis - or scarring of the liver - is usually caused by alcohol, fatty liver disease or the hepatitis B virus.
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