Higher Coffee Consumption May Protect Against Liver Cancer

Higher Coffee Consumption May Protect Against Liver Cancer

In this Friday, Feb. 6, 2009 photo, the owner of a coffee shop serves cappuccinos to judges during a barista competition in Cranberry, Pa. Scientists have long known that one's genes influence how much of coffee one consumes, and a study released Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 by the journal Molecular Psychiatry has identified some genes that may play a role. Their apparent effect is quite small. But variations in these genes may modify coffee’s effect on a person’s health, and so such genetic research may help scientists explore that, said Marilyn Cornelis of the Harvard School of Public Health. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Hannah Nichols, MEDICAL NEWS TODAY

 
(Medical News Today)—Coffee is the morning pick-me-up of millions – every day people drink coffee to increase wakefulness and improve concentration and focus. A new report has shown that regular coffee intake could also reduce liver cancer risk caused by daily alcohol consumption.

According to research conducted by the London, UK-based World Cancer Research Fund International, drinking three alcoholic drinks a day can be enough to cause liver cancer.

Amanda McLean, Director of World Cancer Research Fund UK, says: “Around three or more drinks per day can be enough to cause liver cancer. Until now we were uncertain about the amount of alcohol likely to lead to liver cancer. But the research reviewed in this report is strong enough, for the first time, to be more specific about this.”

 

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