Hepatitis patients benefited from drinking coffee daily

Advanced hepatitis C patients with chronic liver disease may benefit from drinking coffee during treatment, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association Institute. Patients who received certain medicines and who drank three or more cups of coffee per day were two times more likely to respond to treatment than non-drinkers.

“Coffee intake has been associated with a lower level of liver enzymes, reduced progression of chronic liver disease and reduced incidence of liver cancer,” said Neal Freedman of the National Cancer Institute and lead author of this study.

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