Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Caffeine Beneficial to Liver Health

Exciting news for those who are used to sipping coffee or tea every day. It turned positive habits contribute to health care, according to the findings of a 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.

Using cell culture and mouse samples, researchers found that caffeine stimulates the metabolism of lipid stored in the liver cells and reduce fatty liver of mice fed a high-fat diet. These findings reveal that consuming caffeine equivalent to four cups of coffee or tea a day beneficial in preventing and protecting against the development of NAFLD in humans.

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