Coffee, besides delicious, also eliminates drowsiness and makes us more excited. But did you know that drinking coffee can help reduce the risk of liver cancer?
Liver cancer is included in the six most common types of cancer that humans suffer. World Cancer Research Fund records, there are at least 800,000 cases of liver cancer throughout 2012. Liver cancer is also commonly found in Asia and Africa and is one of the diseases that cause death.
Studies conducted by researchers from the University of Southampton and the University of Edinburgh found that regular drinking a cup of coffee every day seems to reduce the risk of liver cancer.
After examining data from 26 previous studies involving more than 2 million participants, the researchers found that coffee can reduce cirrhosis and liver cancer. Even in the study mentioned, the more you consume coffee, the greater your immune system to prevent the emergence of liver cancer.
“Coffee is widely believed to have many health benefits, and these latest findings suggest that coffee also has a significant effect on the risk of liver cancer,” said Dr. Oliver Kennedy of the University of Southampton as quoted by the Guardian.
The molecules of compounds found in coffee have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticarcinogenic properties and other benefits that explain why it helps prevent the emergence of liver cancer.
However, it is not advisable to consume too much coffee, especially for certain people such as pregnant women. Too much caffeine in the body can also adversely affect health.