Yay! Drink Coffee and You May Not Get Liver Cancer

Coffee lovers of the world unite!  A new study has found that drinking it may lessen your risk of liver cancer.

I don't know about you but my head is spinning from all the studies about this caffeinated beverage.  It causes cancer.  It doesn't cause cancer.  It causes miscarriages.  It's safe to drink during pregnancy.  Makes you sleep.  Keeps you awake all night.  Seems like it's been guilty -- or innocent -- of just about everything except causing planes to crash.

But the study shows that "coffee consumption reduces the risk of liver cancer by about 40%. And some of the results indicate that if you drink three cups a day, the risks are reduced by more than 50%," according to medicalnewstoday.com.

That could be really good news for the over 100 million people -- or about 56% of the U.S. -- who consume coffee every day.  I know it will make my husband happy!  (He drinks two huge containers of coffee a day, the same size I put smoothies in.)

Coffee has also been proven to lower the risk of diabetes, and diabetes is a known risk factor for liver cancer.

Though doctors can't definitively pin not developing liver cancer to coffee, they're excited about the study results. 

"Our research confirms past claims that coffee is good for your health and particularly the liver," medicalnewstoday.com quotes Dr. Carlo La Vecchia, from Milan's Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri and lead author of the study. 


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