Here at Good Cup Coffee Company, we know the benefits of a good cup of coffee in terms of providing a much-needed boost during the day or to help you relax after a stressful morning at work. But did you know that your favourite beverage could actually help to prevent certain cancer?
Reducing Risk of Liver Cancer
New scientific research has found that coffee drinkers could see their risk of developing liver cancer reduced. And there is the suggestion that the more coffee drunk, the greater the benefits, which will have most coffee lovers rejoicing.
Both men and women will benefit from increasing the amount of coffee that they drink, according to the research.
Effect on the Liver
The report states: “The effect of coffee intake on cancer risk has been a topic of considerable interest, because coffee is the second most popular beverage worldwide, ranking behind tea only. Coffee contains large amounts of compounds with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticarcinogenic properties such as caffeine, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, and polyphenols, as well as diterpenes and other antioxidants were found in that beverage.”
Every year in the UK, around 5,550 people are diagnosed with liver cancer and around 5,000 people will die from the disease annually. Shockingly, approximately forty-two per cent of liver cancer cases could be prevented.
Research published by the British Liver Trust in June 2016 also found that drinking coffee can reduce the development of other liver problems such as cirrhosis and fibrosis. Executive Director of the British Coffee Association, Chris Stemman, said, “In the UK, we drink 55 million cups of coffee a day. Britain has a growing love affair with coffee, so these findings are important because, amongst other health areas that have been studied, they further show how moderate coffee consumption of around four or five cups per day can be part of a healthy, balanced diet.”