A huge US study conducted by health insurance giant Kaiser Permanente, showed that drinking coffee reduces risk of developing .
The study, made on 125,580 people found that each cup of coffee consumed per day appeared to cut the risk of alcoholic cirrhosis by 22 per cent.
"We studied 125 580 multiethnic members of a comprehensive prepaid health care plan without known liver disease who supplied baseline data at voluntary health examinations from 1978 to 1985. Subsequently, through 2001, 330 of them were diagnosed with liver cirrhosis," the study conclusion says, in an article published on Archives of Internal Medicine.
The study was based on questionnaire in which the participants stated out how much alcohol, coffee and tea they drank per day during the previous year.
After a complete analysis the results showed that those who drank less than one cup per day were 30 per cent less likely to develop alcoholic cirrhosis, those who drank one to three cups were 40 per cent less likely, while those who drank four or more cups per day cut the risk by 80 per cent.
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