London - Drinking coffee is good for liveri. Really?
Citing dailymail, Friday (10/10/2014), a recent study found people who drank three or more cups of coffee a day, regardless of caffeine content, have lower rates of abnormal liver enzymes that are signs liveri cells are damaged.
But such a large amount of caffeine can be harmful to health, scientists say coffee without caffeine could be the answer. Researchers believe coffee other than caffeine-containing chemical compounds that can protect liveri. That's why decaffeinated coffee has a protective quality as well.
Previous studies, coffee consumption may help lower risk of diabetes, stroke, heart disease and cirrhosis of the liver caused by scarring of the liver damage long term. However, other studies linking high caffeine consumption for memory loss and increased rates of heart disease and cancer.
Recent study of 27.793 participants, aged 20 years or older, noting how much coffee they drink in a day. Researchers used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey USA.
The team then measured the levels of enzymes in the blood to determine the liver function of each participant. Enzymes including aminotransferase (ALT), aminotransferase (AST), alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and gamma glutamyl transaminase (GGT). Lower levels of this enzyme is present in the blood is a sign of good heart health.
Participants who drank three or more cups of coffee per day had lower levels of ALT, AST, ALP and GGT, compared with those not consuming any coffee. Researchers also found low levels of liver enzymes participants drank decaffeinated coffee.
Dr. Qian Xiao of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland said, "Previous studies have found drinking coffee may have a protective effect liver. Was not clear whether the benefits provided to decaf."
"Our findings relate total and decaffeinated coffee intake to lower levels of the enzyme liveri. These data indicate that the ingredients in coffee, other than caffeine, can improve heart health. Further research is needed to identify these components," he explained.
The discovery of the release in the journal Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases ..