16/10/2014 13:20 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Coffee Is Good For Your Liver, Says Study

A new study conducted by the National Cancer Institute has revealed that coffee is good for your liver. We knew it.


That's right ladies and gents - being a coffee monster (of the proper and decaffeinated variety) is a good thing *drinks entire cafetiere! *

The study took findings from a survey of 27,000 coffee drinkers who had recorded their caffeine intake over a 24-hour period.

Blood test results revealed participants who stated they drank three or more cups of coffee a day had lower levels of enzymes aminotransferase (ALT) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP), suggesting that their livers were healthier.

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Dr. Xiao, lead researcher said: "Our findings link total and decaffeinated coffee intake to lower liver enzyme levels.

"These data suggest that ingredients in coffee, other than caffeine, may promote liver health. Further studies are needed to identify these components."

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The health benefits of coffee have been a much talked about topic. Former studies have shown that it can decrease chances of type 2 diabetes and reduce symptoms of Parkinson's Disease.

And that's why we're keeping our daily caffeine fix on the regular. While there are healthy alternatives and crazy flavours (coffee wine is a thing, as is a beer latte courtesy of Starbucks), we're content with a good old Americano.

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