Scientists from Queen’s University in Kingston, said that for those who drink coffee reduced the risk of developing one of the most common types of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma. About the discovery of researchers reports MedicalXpress.
Scientists conducted a study in the UK for 7.5 years. They collected data on the habits associated with coffee drinking, 471449 people. Two thirds of them stated that they drink coffee. It used to be affluent older men with a good education. They are also often smoked in the past or in the moment, consumed more alcohol, had higher cholesterol, lower incidence of diabetes, cirrhosis of the liver, gallstones and a stomach ulcer.
After studying the data, scientists found that those who drank coffee the risk of development of hepatocellular carcinoma was 50% lower than those who did not drink. According to researchers, this is due to the fact that coffee contains antioxidants and caffeine, which are onkoprotektor, that is, protect the body against the development of tumors. However, they note that coffee consumption is not that effective protection against liver cancer, like quitting Smoking, reducing alcohol intake and weight reduction.
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