It feels like it happens all the time. A new study is released suggesting that a food or drink that you enjoy is bad for you.
But, then you remember a few weeks ago a study that suggested the thing you love is actually good for you. It’s enough to make your head spin. Am I right?
Anyway — if you love coffee, I’ve got some good news for you. It may be really good for your liver.
More, from People.
Coffee lovers are 49% less likely to die of chronic liver disease (CLD) than non-coffee drinkers, according to a new study in the BMC Public Health journal. The report finds that drinking up to three or four cups of coffee, caffeinated or decaffeinated, a day reduces your risk of developing and dying from CLD.
“Coffee is widely accessible and the benefits we see from our study may mean it could offer a potential preventative treatment for chronic liver disease,” the study’s lead author, Dr. Oliver Kennedy of the University of Southampton in the U.K., said in a statement. “This would be especially valuable in countries with lower income and worse access to healthcare and where the burden of chronic liver disease is highest.”
Other studies have suggested drinking coffee reduces your risk of developing gall stones, Parkinson’s disease and even certain kinds of cancer.
So, until the next study is released that says coffee is bad, enjoy that second cup of Joe.