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Nutr Rev. 2006 Jan;64(1):43-6.

Coffee: good, bad, or just fun? A critical review of coffee's effects on liver enzymes.

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Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA.


Coffee consumption is a regular part of daily life throughout the world. Research into the effects of coffee on human health is ongoing, but a recent study suggests that coffee and caffeine consumption can reduce the risk of elevated alanine aminotransferase activity in individuals at high risk for liver disease. This review will analyze the results of that study in light of the current literature.

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