Coffee has a protective effect on the liver.
Drinking at least three cups of coffee daily is associated with a 50 percent reduction in the risk of death among people coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV). This finding derives from a five-year study that is the first to examine the relationship between coffee consumption and death from any cause in HIV/HCV-coinfected individuals and suggests that coffee likely benefits the health of those with HIV and HCV to a much greater degree than the general population.
Numerous previous studies in people with hep C have laid the groundwork for this finding. Research has also identified coffee’s potential benefits related to several other health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes. In the general population, three or more cups per day is associated with a 14 percent reduction in the risk of death, likely because of chemicals called polyphenols that reduce harmful inflammation and protect the liver.
Scientists believe that even decaf coffee may provide such health benefits to people with HIV and hep C.
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