Drinking two cups of coffee a day could reduce your chances of developing liver cirrhosis by as much as 44%, say researchers at Southampton University.
The research team studied data from nine earlier studies involving 430,000 participants, 1,990 of who had cirrhosis. In eight of the studies analyzed, increasing coffee consumption by two cups a day was associated with a significantly reduced risk of cirrhosis. Moreover, the risk continued to decline as more coffee was consumed.
One cup a day could lower the risk of cirrhosis by 22%, researchers found, while two cups reduced the risk by 43%, three cups by 57%, and four cups by 65%.