Coffee lovers happy liver

Coffee lover likely to have a happy liver! Find out why

There are many myths that linger around the world about drinking coffee. Despite such myths, there are about 1 billion of people around the world who consume coffee every day. Did you know that such coffee lovers have happy liver? If you are one of them like me, let’s hear some positive facts about our cup of coffee!


Liver being a part that plays a crucial role of balancing, creating the nutrients, metabolizing drugs that are nontoxic and be easily used by the rest of the body can be protected by drinking coffee. The following are the studies that proved it right and explained recommended amount of coffee intake.

Ground coffee better than instant coffee for happy liver:

The coffee beans are found to be beneficial on account of human’s liver by various recent studies. United Kingdom found in a new research that risk of chronic liver disease can be lowered by drinking coffee, and that it is also associated with other health conditions of liver. Journal BMC Public Health published a study which found that there was 49% reduced hazard of death from chronic liver disease and a 21% lower risk of liver disease. The health benefits were least noticeable in the people who drank instant coffee than in those who drank ground coffee. And around 4 cups of coffee a day has shown to elevate the fitness gain in a study which added to the viable proof that liver health appeared to be benefited from coffee.
Researchers suspect that coffee’s anti- fibrotic or anti-inflammatory properties are the reason behind the health benefits and however they are still analyzing the fact how coffee fights liver disease.

Caffeine and lowered liver disease:

Around 500,000 people’s health data for an average of ten years were followed and checked by the researchers. Among who 22% consumed no coffee and 78% drank either decaffeinated coffee, caffeinated ground coffee, or instant coffee. At a full length, about 184 cases were of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma; and 3600 cases of steatosis or chronic liver disease which is a fat buildup in liver. The coffee drinkers had a reduced risk of 49% of dying from chronic liver disease in the study. Study participants who drank coffee had a 20% reduced risk of fatty liver disease and 21% lowered vulnerability of developing chronic liver disease.
Dr. Joseph Lim, a professor at Yale School of Medicine and Yale Medicine hepatologist said that this paper is most authentic till date that consumption of coffee is associated with lowered liver-related deaths in a cohort of huge population. Though decaffeinated and instant coffee is interlinked with health benefits, they didn’t show much pronounced, increased and largest effects like caffeinated ground coffee.

Highest levels of kahweol and cafestol were found to be contained in ground coffee, they are ingredients which stand as a reason to provide protection against liver disease as per the Researchers, giving a coffee lovers a happy liver!
Coffee had a potential to be used as an accessible and an affordable help to lower the risk of developing liver disease. And at 4 to 5 cups of coffee a day the health benefits touched down.

Benefits of anti-inflammatory properties:

There are many studies that show liver stay healthy as certain characteristics in coffee lower the liver enzyme levels. Though, high levels of liver enzymes is not a cause for concern it can still a hint for damage or inflammation in the liver.
A 2016 voluminous review discovered that inflammation of liver caused from intake of alcohol and certain foods is helped by drinking coffee.
Study according to Dr. Albert Do, a clinical director of fatty liver disease program, explains comprehensive growth that coffee benefits the liver. He said that there were already many previous studies associated with coffee use that suggests lower amount of hospitalization, reduced risk of severe liver scarring (cirrhosis) and mortality in cirrhosis.
A Yale Medicine hepatologist Dr. Tamar Taddei gave a note that it was difficult to recognize the reason behind the ability of caffeine to oppose liver disease but they said that it might be the anti-inflammatory or anti-fibrotic properties.
Since there might also be other factors contributing to the outcomes that are yet to be discovered, much research is required to examine in which manner caffeine depreciated health issues related to liver.
Recommended amount of coffee for its lovers to have a happy liver

  1. Patients with relentless high blood pressure or serious cardiac disease must avert surplus coffee consumption as it further provokes their condition
  2. People with gastrointestinal problems or indigestion must accustom their caffeine intake based on their tolerance
  3. Caffeinated coffee of 1 to 2 cups per day is recommended for patients with non alcoholic fatty liver disease.
  4. Increased level of coffee consumption is strictly not suggested with a preoccupied idea of progressing liver outcomes


So, next time you have your cup of coffee remember that its good for your liver’s health and well being. And as the saying goes, “Anything in excess is bad”, have considerable amount of caffeine based on your health condition. Otherwise Coffee first, schemes later!

Subin Joshua
Author: Hi there, my name is Subin Joshua, and I am a Medical student. I grew up in a family of teachers and know that being a social worker is my calling. My passion for helping others has been evident in my involvement in helping the poor and needy for the last three years. Through those experiences, I have learned to interact with a diverse group of people, which has increased my ability to relate to others.