A new study by the researchers from Queen’s University Belfast, UK, suggests that coffee may reduce the risk of developing liver cancer by 50% due to polyphenols, contained in coffee beans, that may stop cancer cells dividing.
For the study, a team of the researchers tracked 365,157 people who drank coffee regularly and more than 100,000 people who didn’t drink coffee over 7.5 years with the help of national cancer records. Within this period of time, 88 people were diagnosed with the common form of liver cancer.
Lead author of the study Kim Tu Tran says: “People with a coffee-drinking habit could find keeping that habit going is good for their health. That is because coffee contains antioxidants and caffeine, which may protect against cancer.”