The new study found that men who consume at least one cup of coffee daily are less likely to develop liver cancer by 21%, compared to men who don’t drink coffee on a regular basis.
The researchers who conducted the study said that in women, drinking coffee was not strongly associated with a decreased risk of cancer.
World Cancer Research Fund International reported that the latest study suggests that there is a strong evidence that links coffee consumption with a lower risk of liver cancer.
The study is called Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Liver Cancer and is part of a bigger project by WCRF known as “Continuous Update Project. The current report published in March is actually an update to a previous study that came out in June 2014.
According to the latest report, cancer of the liver is the second most common form of cancer responsible for the death of approximately 746,000 people worldwide in 2012. The report shows that the number of liver cancer cases is increasing.
The latest statistics reveal that approximately 626,162 patients have been diagnosed with a form of liver cancer but this number increased by 2012 and reached 782,451.
Experts believe that this figure will see an increase of 70% by 2035, when there will be more than 1,341,344 cases of liver cancer.
These recent statistics help the researchers at World Cancer Research Fund International study liver cancer.
The scientists collected global scientific research and thoroughly analyzed it before reaching these conclusions.
The researchers based their recent report on 34 studies that involved over 8 million subjects and approximately 24,600 patients diagnosed with cancer of the liver.
The scientists were excited to discover that certain compounds found in coffee can strengthen the immune system. This happens due to the fact that these coffee compounds induce the endogenous defense system.
One of the enzymes that are being produced is called UDP- glucuronosyltransferase. This important enzyme helps mitigate the damaging effects of toxins like aflatoxin B1.
The researchers also found that:
“Induced DNA repair capacity by constituents of coffee may also exert chemopreventive effects.”
The new study shows that coffee can help reduce DNA damage of the blood cells and lowers the ex-vivo DNA damage.
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