According to one of the latest research studies of “Instituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri” (IFRMN) in Milan, was proven that drinking coffee lowers the risk of liver cancer. Data was published confirming the relationship between drinking coffee and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). HCC is a primary cancer of the liver.
Liver cancer is third on the list of mortality in the world, just behind lung and stomach cancer. These IRFMN studies encourage many types of research to be done in Europe and Japan. They were the basic motive for analysis and research of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) done based on coffee consuming patients. The relation between coffee consumption and HCC development appeared in those studies.
Coffee drinkers have a 41% lower HCC sickening risk than those people not consuming coffee at all.
Lab studies have shown that some ingredients in coffee act as blocking agents initiating the presence of enzymes and perform carcinogenic detoxification. Caffeine is the main component in coffee giving positive results on liver enzymes and the remaining enzymes in the body. Coffee consumption lowers liver diseases and cirrhosis appearing risk, two main reasons for liver cancer appearing.
However, there is also data from a group of studies showing that caffeine can worsen the symptoms of menopause or intensify the effects of certain antibiotics. Also, on the other hand, heavy caffeine consumption can cause miscarriage in pregnant women.
The relation between Coffee and Liver Cancer
Yet, the relation between coffee drinking and lowering liver cancer risk is a study still researched. According to scientists patients with sick diseases of the digestive tract including liver disorders, lowering or excluding coffee consumption isn’t recommended.
This research’s results have given strong evidence on the relation between coffee consumption and liver cancer. Still, its definition remains unclear because of the lack of long-term evaluation of the studies implied.
After all, this small “pleasure” can harm us, can it?!