A recent analysis on coffee possibly protecting against liver cancer has nudged its way into the headlines today, adding to the good news for coffee lovers.
Last month, AICR’s continuous update report on endometrial cancer found that coffee protected against this cancer. It was a modest reduction – 7 percent lower for that first cup of coffee. But it was the first time there was enough evidence for AICR to conclude that coffee reduced the risk of a cancer.
This latest study on coffee and liver cancer was published in the Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Study researchers looked for all relevant human studies between 1966 and 2012, ending up with 16. Analyzed together, drinking any amount of coffee linked to a 40 percent lower risk of liver cancer compared to those who did not drink. Higher amounts linked to lower risk.
And compared to non-coffee drinkers, there was a 20 percent lower risk for that first daily cup. Continue reading