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You enjoy both coffee and living.
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The endless debate about whether coffee is bad or good for you continues. The newest study finds that coffee consumption may improve liver health — just in time for your month-long hangover. Win.
Known for our long history of tea consumption, Brits now get more of their caffeine from coffee, according to The Guardian. When you realize there’s a coffee shop on every other block, that’s not too surprising. In fact, UK coffee culture is booming with 16,501 coffee shops UK-wide, and male coffee drinkers averaging about 13 cups per week or 500g per year.
With the UK coffee boom has come study after study to determine the effects of an increased amount of caffeine in our bodies. In the latest one, published in the journal Hepatology, researchers found that people who consumed three or more cups of coffee per day lowered their chance of having high liver enzyme levels, indicating coffee could be associated with a "healthy liver".
Sounds like good news for the festive season’s now-shattered heavy drinkers.
Researchers measured coffee intake and liver enzyme levels and found that the higher your consumption of coffee, the lower abnormal liver enzymes you’re likely to have.The results were concluded regardless of the caffeine content in your cup, suggesting that coffee contains chemical compounds other than caffeine that helps to protect the liver.
You just earned yourself another espresso.
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Ask The Big Question: If coffee improves liver health, will it be considered a future restorative approach/remedy for liver failure?
Disrupt Your Feed: Coffee is the second most widely used product in the world next to oil.
Drop This Fact: Coffee drinkers earn an average ë£2,000 per year more than tea drinkers (the former earn an average salary of ë£28,000 while the latter earn an average salary of ë£26,000).
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