Navigation Links
Coffee May Slow Liver Disease
Date:10/23/2009

Finding could be good news for those with hepatitis C, researchers say

FRIDAY, Oct. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Coffee slows the progression of advanced liver disease in people with chronic hepatitis C, new research finds.

The study included 766 patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) who were asked to report their intake of coffee, green tea and black tea. The patients were seen every three months during the nearly four-year study, and liver biopsies were taken at 18 months and 3.5 years to determine the progression of liver disease.

Patients who drank three or more cups of coffee per day were 53 percent less likely to have liver disease progression than those who didn't drink coffee. Green and black tea didn't appear to have an effect, but tea consumption was low among the study participants, the researchers noted in the report published in the November issue of the journal Hepatology.

"This study is the first to address the association between liver disease progression related to hepatitis C and coffee intake," study leader Neal Freedman, of the U.S. National Cancer Institute, said in a news release from the journal's publisher.

"Given the large number of people affected by HCV, it is important to identify modifiable risk factors associated with the progression of liver disease," Freedman added. "Although we cannot rule out a possible role for other factors that go along with drinking coffee, results from our study suggest that patients with high coffee intake had a lower risk of disease progression."

The study authors cautioned that the findings about coffee's benefits shouldn't be generalized to healthy people.

HCV infects about 2.2 percent of the worldwide population, including more than 3 million Americans. The virus is the leading cause of liver transplantation in the United States and is responsible for 8,000 to 10,000 deaths in the country each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

More information

The American Academy of Family Physicians has more about hepatitis C.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Hepatology, news release, Oct. 20, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Drinking coffee slows progression of liver disease in chronic hepatitis C sufferers
2. Adamas Pharmaceuticals Expands Management Team; Names Michael D. Coffee and Amy K. Patick to Executive Positions
3. Wake Up & Smell the Coffee
4. Explorers Bounty Coffees and Chocolates Helping Individuals Reverse the Aging Process
5. Coffee or Tea Consumption May Lower Stroke Risk
6. Coffee Drinking Lowers Womens Stroke Risk
7. New Sun Shower(TM) Super Blends: Iced Coffees, Teas, Lattes With Half the Calories
8. JavaFit, Distributors of Vitamin Infused Fresh Roasted Coffee, Announces Partnership With CLR Roasters
9. U.S. Patent Office Upholds P&G Coffee Patent
10. Caribou Coffee Honors Memory of One of Its Own With Amys Blend
11. Coffee Drinkers Might Live Longer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/19/2017)... ... May 19, 2017 , ... The Hill Agencies, a family managed ... throughout the California Central Valley, is announcing a joint charity initiative with the Boys ... a local kid’s camp event. , The Boys and Girls Club of Kern County ...
(Date:5/19/2017)... ... May 19, 2017 , ... The Arnold and Mabel Beckman ... Victor Acosta, Ph.D. - University of New Mexico, Jeremy Baskin, Ph.D. - Cornell ... Washington, Erik Grumstrup, Ph.D. - Montana Stata University, A. Fatih Sarioglu, Ph.D. - ...
(Date:5/19/2017)... ... May 19, 2017 , ... As a groundbreaking surgeon ... the importance of prostate cancer screenings. Early detection of the disease, he says, can ... surgery at Georgia Urology , stands alongside the Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Control’s (GC3) ...
(Date:5/19/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 18, 2017 , ... CloSYS products ... for being non-irritating while extremely helpful for mouth and gum health, which is linked ... their professionals and customers learned quickly of the powerful ways in which CloSYS products ...
(Date:5/19/2017)... Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) , ... May 18, 2017 , ... ... feature that allows sleep labs and physicians to independently dispense CPAP devices and supplies, ... DME orders, and sleep labs can dispense the devices. Device registration for daily usage ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/10/2017)... May 10, 2017 Radiology has become the ... costs have also spiraled to the number one ranking ... radiology than ever before as the most complete and ... patient with lower back pain an MRI may confirm ... for pain, resulting in entirely different treatment protocols.  In ...
(Date:5/9/2017)... May 9, 2017  Semler Scientific, Inc. (OTCQB: ... solutions to improve the clinical effectiveness and efficiency ... the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. ... our customers to identify when preventive care options ... events like heart attacks or strokes occur," said ...
(Date:5/6/2017)... N.Y. , May 5, 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, ... will add approximately 100,000 square feet to its Welch ... September 2016 its commitment to bring more than 100 ... , where Welch Allyn has maintained a significant presence ... help accommodate these new positions, a large portion of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: