Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Beneficial Caffeine Prevent Fatty Liver

The Benefits of Caffeine to Prevent Fatty Liver

Exciting news for those who are used to sipping coffee or tea every day. It turned this positive habits contribute to health care, according to recent study from a team of international researchers DUKE-NUS Graduate Medical School and Duke University School of Medicine, USA.

The research team found that increased intake of caffeine can reduce fatty liver disease in people who suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), or a disease closely associated with obesity, insulin resistance, and dyslipidemia.

By using cell culture and mouse models that were conditioned with high-fat diet, a study led by Paul Yen, MD is observing the effects of caffeine on the metabolism of fat in the liver. As a result, regular caffeine intake canreduce the risk of the formation of fatty deposits in the liver.  

Although the tests conducted in mice, the results ofthis study also claimedeffect on the human heart. With dose adjustments, is estimated dose of caffeinethat can providea similar effect in humans is about 4 cups of tea or coffee every day.

"Coffee and tea are very commonly consumed, and note that both of them had a therapeutic effect, especiallysince it is often called is not good for the health, of course, very encouraging," said Yen

This finding, according to the Yencould be developedsimilar to drug discovery that caffeine does nothave side effects such as caffeine fortherapeutic purposes. Yen also expect these findings to be a starting point to examine thefull benefits of caffeineis associated withtherapy.

Results of this study are published in the Hepatology journal.

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