Navigation Links
Study Links Coffee to Lower Risk for Rare Liver Disease
Date:5/18/2013

SATURDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- Just a few extra cups of coffee each month might help prevent the development of an autoimmune liver disease known as primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a new study suggests.

Investigators from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., found that drinking coffee was associated with a reduced risk of developing the disease, which can lead to cirrhosis of the liver, liver failure and biliary cancer. This association, however, does not prove a cause-and-effect relationship.

"While rare, PSC has extremely detrimental effects," Dr. Craig Lammert, an instructor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic, said in a news release from the American Gastroenterological Association. "We are always looking for ways to mitigate risk, and our first-time finding points to a novel environmental effect that might also help us determine the cause of this and other devastating autoimmune diseases."

The study involved a large group of patients with PSC and an early form of liver cirrhosis, known as biliary cirrhosis. The researchers compared these patients to a healthy "control" group. The findings indicated that drinking coffee was linked to lower risk for PSC. Coffee consumption, however, was not associated with reduced risk for biliary cirrhosis.

The patients with PSC were much less likely to be coffee drinkers than those in the control group. The healthy participants spent roughly 20 percent more of their lives regularly drinking coffee, the investigators found.

A separate study found that enhancements to palliative care, or specialized comfort care for people with terminal illnesses, are needed to improve quality of life for cirrhosis patients who are rejected for a liver transplant. The review, conducted by researchers from the University of Alberta in Canada, found that only 3 percent of the patients examined died while in hospice care.

"In our study, less than 10 percent of patients had
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study Suggests Vaccine May Help Kids With Brain Cancer
2. Study reveals how cancer drug causes diabetic-like state
3. Coffee Drinking in Pregnancy Wont Lead to Sleepless Baby: Study
4. Lower GI problems plague many with rheumatoid arthritis, Mayo Clinic study finds
5. Veggies Like Broccoli, Cabbage May Help Fight Breast Cancer: Study
6. No Added Cancer Risk From Hip Replacement Materials: Study
7. Reported Decline in U.S. Pneumonia Deaths May Be False: Study
8. Early Study Finds Some Promise for Lung Cancer Vaccine
9. Narcissists Often Ace Job Interviews, Study Finds
10. Sexual objectification of female artists in music videos exists regardless of race, MU study finds
11. Soy may alleviate hot flashes in menopause, large-scale study finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Study Links Coffee to Lower Risk for Rare Liver Disease
(Date:12/25/2014)... Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 26, 2014 ... and Market Analysis to 2023” focuses on the ... commercial opportunities in the colorectal cancer market. Stivarga ... treatment of colon or rectal cancer. Boehringer Ingelheim ... inhibitor, for the treatment of refractory CRC in ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Dylan Queen, a famous online company supplying women’s special ... prom dresses, most of which are priced under $200. ... the promotion is valid until Jan. 22, 2015; the ... market. , The prom dresses in this new collection ... strapless, empire strapless chiffon, one shoulder, floor-length, V-neck beading, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... When head lice hits a home or school, parents and ... of it while keeping it from taking over the house ... solution right in their neighborhood: Lice Troopers . Expanding ... spectrum head lice screening and treatment services to families and ... Brickell, Coconut Grove, Kendall, Pinecrest and South Miami. , The ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Among early ... treatment, less than half of one percent will eventually ... new analysis reveals. The finding comes from a ... between 1998 and 2007, and it suggests that the ... double what experts had previously thought. "The frequency ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 ... the release of ProFire 5k. A fully customizable business ... X . , “Adding the ProFire 5k business tool, ... style” Said Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. ... the look and style to add professionalism to a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 2Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 3Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 4Health News:Dylan Queen: Cheap Prom Dresses for the UK Market 2Health News:Coral Gables Florida Gets Ready to Be Lice-Free with Lice Troopers 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 3Health News:Announcing a new ProFire 5k plugin from Pixel Film Studios for Final Cut Pro X Professionals 2
... an easy,fun and inexpensive way to stay fit have ... Vol.2 ( www.kideosyncrasy.com ) is a fun tool for,teaching ... jam-packed with live-action;,kids-teaching-kids how to easily step into fun ... on nutrition and exercise, Kideosyncrasy,promotes health and fitness in ...
... Board recognized at National Capital Philanthropy Day Awards , ... ... -- James W. Lintott, chairman of the board of the ... as "Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer" at the National Capital Philanthropy Day ...
... one Year Anniversary as a Non-Smoker 60 Pounds Lighter. What Joe did ... or lose 60 pounds but to do both within one year is truly ... to turn his life around and improve his quality of life; he has ... ...
... 19 Household budget cutbacks are becoming commonplace as most ... health care needs should not be among the forfeited services. ... have cut back on medical visits to save money and ... serious consequences. , , "During ...
... giving antiretroviral therapy (ART) immediately to those found infected with ... report in the New England Journal of Medicine . ... at an average age of 7 weeks made them four ... compared with postponing ART until signs of illness or a ...
... Gives Atria Senior Living Honorable Mention While Atria Defends Against ... Nov. 19 On Nov. 17, the Employer ... winners of its "2008 Great California Workplaces Award," giving Honorable ... assisted living providers. , , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Give Kids the Gift of Fun and Fitness This Holiday Season 2Health News:James W. Lintott Named Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer Of The Year 2Health News:Former Smoker Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Being a Non-Smoker 60 Pounds Lighter 2Health News:Former Smoker Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Being a Non-Smoker 60 Pounds Lighter 3Health News:Even in Poor Economy, Consumers Urged to Prioritize Health Care 2Health News:Landmark study defines benefits of early HIV testing and treatment for infected infants 2Health News:Landmark study defines benefits of early HIV testing and treatment for infected infants 3Health News:'Great California Workplace Award' Goes to Company Facing Lawsuits, Possible Federal Complaint 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 24, 2014 Kinex Pharmaceuticals ... with KX2-361 at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. ... molecule drug that has shown potent inhibitory activity against ... those that are resistant to Temozolomide (T98G), the most ... In a well-established brain tumor mouse model, KX2-361 consistently ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... FLINT, Mich. , Dec. 24, 2014  Diplomat ... largest independent specialty pharmacy, is proud to announce ... and quality at Diplomat, will take office as the ... 2015. The formal induction ceremony will take place Feb. ... which will be held at the Renaissance Center in ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... skin permeation, continuous glucose monitoring and associated technologies, ... has been appointed Chief Executive Officer effective December ... years of experience in the medical device, pharmaceutical ... as Vice President, Business Development, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals as well ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Kinex Pharmaceuticals Announces First Patient Dosed with KX2-361 in a Phase 1 Clinical Study 2Kinex Pharmaceuticals Announces First Patient Dosed with KX2-361 in a Phase 1 Clinical Study 3Diplomat's senior director of education and quality to be inducted as 2015 president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association 2Diplomat's senior director of education and quality to be inducted as 2015 president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association 3Echo Therapeutics Announces Scott W. Hollander as President & Chief Executive Officer 2Echo Therapeutics Announces Scott W. Hollander as President & Chief Executive Officer 3
... Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), representing makers of over-the-counter ... U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) efforts to ... right amount of medicine. Today, the FDA,s Nonprescription ... enhancing the labels of all OTC single-ingredient pediatric ...
... 2011 Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ... scientific and medical officer of the American Diabetes Association, has ... from his current role in late-July. In his ... for Lilly Diabetes in advocacy and clinical science communities and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:OTC Industry Supports FDA Advisory Committee Recommendations on New Dosing Instructions 2OTC Industry Supports FDA Advisory Committee Recommendations on New Dosing Instructions 3David M. Kendall, M.D., Named Distinguished Medical Fellow at Lilly 2David M. Kendall, M.D., Named Distinguished Medical Fellow at Lilly 3
... holes and additional electrode tip insulation, ... dissection with decreased risk of collateral ... ,Flexible design options allow the choice ... multiple tip designs. Optimize specific surgical ...
... Enhanced features including aspiration holes and ... laparoscopic procedures requiring precise dissection with ... increased suction demands. ,Flexible design ... and nonretractable electrodes and multiple tip ...
SOLOS Endoscopy shares your commitment to provide every patient with the highest quality care available through our ongoing research and development of advanced surgical instruments and diagnostic so...
SOLOS Endoscopy shares your commitment to provide every patient with the highest quality care available through our ongoing research and development of advanced surgical instruments and diagnostic so...
Medicine Products: