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Caffeine Linked to Reduced Liver Fibrosis, National Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive Study


1/6/2010 7:31:00 AM

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ScienceDaily (Jan. 6, 2010) — Researchers from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) determined that patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) who consumed more than 308 mg of caffeine daily had milder liver fibrosis. The daily amount of caffeine intake found to be beneficial is equivalent to 2.25 cups of regular coffee. Other sources of caffeine beyond coffee did not have the same therapeutic effect.

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