Lower Liver Cancer Risk Among Coffee Drinkers
A new study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Cancer Researchers found that people who drink at least a cup of coffee a day have a lower risk of liver cancer, compared to those who drink coffee every so often.
The study tracked 180,000 adults of different ethnicities for up to 18 years. People who had more than 4 cups per day had a 42% reduced risk, compared to people who drank 6 cups or less each week. People who drank 1-3 cups of coffee a day had a 29% reduced risk of liver cancer.
The researchers accounted for risk factors that can contribute to a liver cancer diagnosis, including obesity, drinking, smoking, gender, and diabetes.
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