• By Dana Sparks

Consuming Coffee Linked to Lower Risk of Detrimental Liver Disease

May 15, 2013

Regular consumption of coffee is associated with a reduced risk of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), an autoimmune liver disease, Mayo Clinic research shows. The findings are being presented at the Digestive Disease Week 2013 conference in Orlando, Fla. PSC is an inflammatory disease of the bile ducts that results in inflammation and subsequent fibrosis that can lead to cirrhosis of the liverliver failure and biliary cancer. Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and study author Craig Lammert, M.D., says,“We’re always looking for ways to mitigate risk, and our first-time finding points to a novel environmental factor that also might help us to determine the cause of this and other devastating autoimmune diseases.”

Read EMBARGOED news release: Lammert Coffee PSC

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