Drink Up That Cup of Joe – Coffee and Tea Could Help Your Liver

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In The Netherlands, researchers found that drinking coffee and tea could improve your liver function and lower your risk of liver cirrhosis, a leading cause of liver related deaths. Over 2,000 people who did not have chronic liver disease were included in the study. They found that those who were considered frequent coffee and tea drinkers (3 or more cups per day) had less liver stiffness, which is a sign of liver scarring and liver fibrosis. Researchers weren’t sure what exactly in the coffee or tea, however, could be helping the liver, but are hypothesizing that it is related to the anti-oxidants or polyphenols found in both coffee and tea.