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Drinking 4 cups of coffee could be good for your liver

Coffee has often been associated with certain types of health problems although it has its benefits. In fact, there have been reports that drinking a few cups of coffee per day can actually be quite healthy. It is the caffeine in the coffee that can sometimes cause you some uneasiness especially if you are drinking too much.

A recent research has found that increased caffeine intake can actually be quite good for your liver. It may reduce the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease or NAFLD in humans. The team used cell culture and mice as models in their research on how caffeine could affect liver disease. They concluded that if a person consumes up to 4 cups of coffee or tea a day, it could actually protect against any NAFLD progression.

This is because people with NAFLD have extra fat in liver cells which are not caused by alcohol in which there are currently no treatment for this problem. The only way to overcome NAFLD is through diet and exercise which are preventive measures.

Hence, by determining that caffeine could well be the answer, it would surely change the entire landscape of things because caffeine can help to reduce the fat content within the liver. Since coffee has often been labeled as ‘bad for health’ if consumed too much, the preliminary findings of this research will surely be a positive sign since drinking coffee is such a common practice by people all around the world in most types of cultures and societies.