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World J Hepatol. 2017 May 28;9(15):689-696. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v9.i15.689.

Coffee: The magical bean for liver diseases.

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Ryan D Heath, Mihir Brahmbhatt, Asli C Tahan, Jamal A Ibdah, Veysel Tahan, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MU 65201, United States.

Abstract

Coffee has long been recognized as having hepatoprotective properties, however, the extent of any beneficial effect is still being elucidated. Coffee appears to reduce risk of hepatocellular carcinoma, reduce advancement of fibrotic disease in a variety of chronic liver diseases, and perhaps reduce ability of hepatitis C virus to replicate. This review aims to catalog the evidence for coffee as universally beneficial across a spectrum of chronic liver diseases, as well as spotlight opportunities for future investigation into coffee and liver disease.

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Coffee; Fatty liver; Hepatitis; Hepatocellular carcinoma; Liver

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Conflict-of-interest statement: All the authors have no conflicts of interests to declare.

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