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Coffee in Health and Disease Prevention by Victor R. Preedy

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Chapter 62

Coffee and the Liver

An Overview of Epidemiologic Studies

Rodolphe Anty1,2,3,  and Alexandre Pariente4     1Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM), Nice, France     2Centre Hospitalier Universitaire of Nice, Digestive Center, Nice, France     3Faculty of Medecine, University of Nice-Sophia-Antipolis, Nice, France     4Centre Hospitalier of Pau, Hepatogastroenterology Unit, Pau, France

Abstract

Coffee consumption is associated with decreased levels of liver enzyme activities, gamma-GT and aminotransferases (especially when alcohol consumption or increased body mass index are present), a decreased risk of cirrhosis, compensated or not, and of death from cirrhosis (especially from alcoholic cirrhosis), a reduction ...

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