Love it or hate it, coffee is undeniably the most popular drink around the world. More than 450 million cups of coffee are consumed every day in the U.S. and more than 400 billion cups are consumed each year worldwide.
There has been tons of research looking into the effects caffeine has on human health, but something that has not been explored much is how it affects the liver. Could you be putting your liver’s health at risk with your daily Starbucks or Keurig cup? Researchers have finally looked into it and they have some answers. Here’s a rundown on how coffee affects the liver.
Your Liver and Coffee
It’s a well-known fact among doctors that excess alcohol consumption is particularly bad for your liver. Alcohol can lead to chronic liver disease and cannot be reversed if it reaches a certain level of severity. Given how popular coffee beverages are, there is speculation on whether it’s a potential cause of liver disease as well.
To get an answer, a team of researchers in the United Kingdom sought out to discover whether coffee consumption is linked to chronic liver disease. Its findings were published in the journal BMC Public Health.