Two studies published this year in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition provide clues that drinking coffee regularly may actually be good for you.
Published in July, a study led by a team of Greek researchers followed a random sample of men and women for 10 years. They analyzed self-reported data about what participants ate and drank, including how often the men and women drank coffee. The scientists also reviewed blood tests for antioxidant levels and inflammation markers.
A team of Japanese researchers studied more than 1000 men to see if drinking coffee or green tea showed any correlation to liver health. About a quarter of the participants had a diagnosis of hepatic steatosis, or fatty liver.
Significant inverse associations in both studies suggests risk for such health problems as diabetes and fatty liver disease have some tie to higher coffee consumption.
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