Go ahead and pour yourself another cup of coffee... it's good for your liver.
BMC Public Health published a study yesterday that found drinking three or four cups of coffee a day reduces the risk of developing or dying from chronic liver diseases. Coffee drinkers were 21-percent less likely to develop a chronic liver disease, and 49-percent less likely to die from one.
There’s extra good news here too. You can drink caffeinated or decaf and get the same benefits!
Liver diseases are on the rise because of alcohol, obesity, diabetes and smoking. Liver cancer rates have tripled since 1980. The study is based on about a half million participants in the UK Biobank, which tracked the health of people for nearly a dozen years.