Published On: Fri, Apr 15th, 2016

5 to 6 Cups of coffee are useful for fatty liver disease


5 to 6 Cups of coffee

Here is good news and that is for coffee lovers, if you love to drink five to six cups of coffee every day. Researchers have stated that boost in coffee intake can offer defensive effect against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Regular dose of coffee can verify non-alcoholic fatty liver disease by lessening permeability of the gut, the research team accounted later than organizing the research on mice.

They discovered that a regular dose of coffee (equal to six cups of espresso coffee for humans) enhanced numerous main markers of the disease in mice who were given a high-fat diet. The mice also got a smaller amount weight than others who were given the equivalent diet devoid of the dose of caffeine. Vincenzo Lembo from the University of Napoli, Italy, stated that “earlier research studies have confirmed how coffee can reverse the damage of NAFLD but this is the first to demonstrate that it can influence the permeability of the intestine,”

The findings also illustrate that coffee can overturn NAFLD-related issues for example ballooning degeneration, which is a type of liver cell degeneration. The scientists illustrated how coffee defends against NAFLD by elevating levels of a protein named Zonulin (ZO)-1 which lowers the permeability of the gut. Specialists consider that elevated gut permeability adds to liver damage and deteriorates NAFLD.

People dealing with NAFLD can grow scarring of the liver, which also identified as fibrosis, which can grow to a potentially life intimidating state recognized as cirrhosis. The findings propose that coffee supplementation can be a reason for differences in the intestinal tight junctions which control the permeability of the intestine.

Laurent Castera, who is a professor and secretary general of The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), stated that “The study offers insights that can help future research into and understanding of the therapeutic role coffee can play in combating NAFLD,”

The results were recently described at the International Liver Congress 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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