For many of us, beginning the morning with a rich cup of delicious joe is the best way to start off any day. The good news is, this daily habit may be giving you more than just a boost of energy in the morning.
A recent study on the effects of coffee revealed that a daily habit may be helping java lovers do more than just perk up in the morning; it may also be helping to prevent certain types of cancer.
Whether you drink it for the taste or for its effects, if you are consuming the brown brew regularly, the lower your risk may be of getting hepatocellular carcinoma, or liver cancer. The research now exists to prove it.
A recent study done by the University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center was looking to expand on some of the known health benefits of drinking coffee. According to their research, the more you consume during the day, the lower your risk may be of getting hepatocellular carcinoma.
This can be added to a list of other medical ailments that coffee drinkers are less prone to, such as type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and stroke.
According to a statement, the research team behind this study believes that those who may be at a high risk of HCC should attempt to incorporate more into their diet.
This means, if you are like many of us and are already drinking at least a cup of day, chances are you are doing your liver a favor.
In addition to brewing up a cup of your favorite blend, there are other coffee-inspired snacks that can be consumed, for those who want to add more of the drink into their diet.
Fortunately, with home brewing devices, many who are worried about the expense of a daily habit will find that incorporating more into their diet can actually be an affordable expense, costing just cents a day.
While the research on this matter has not found that coffee will miraculously cure cancer, it has discovered that the daily habit that many of us have may just lead to a healthier life, one that involves less of a risk of developing serious cancers.
About Mike Quinn
Mike Quinn spent 20 years in the US Army and traveled extensively all over the world. As part of his military service, Mike sampled coffee and tea from all virtually every geographic region, from the beans from the plantation of an El Salvadorian Army Colonel to "Chi" in Iraq to Turkish Coffee in the Turkish Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. He spent nearly a decade in the Republic of Korea where he was exposed to all forms of traditional teas. Mike formerly owned and operated Cup And Brew, an online espresso and coffee equipment retail operation.
21 thoughts on “Your Daily Coffee Habit May Lower Your Risk of Liver Cancer”
More good news about coffee! I love it. I always said that a good cup of java (and chocolate) just had to be good for you. I was right!
Not only is it delicious and a great way to start the day, but it also has many other benefits. This is such good news to me.
I do prefer to make my own at home rather than visiting the pricey shops, but either way, it’s just good stuff. I can’t wait to tell my husband that there are even more benefits. I should be nice and not say, “I told you so.” haha.
This article renewed my faith in coffee, especially considering that I’ve been trying to cut down my intake as of late. I knew that it prevented potential heart problems as well, but I didn’t know that it prevented liver cancer. Did the study mention that it was just one cup a day to help your liver or did the scientists recommend more than one (I apologize if you don’t know the answer to this question)?
I can’t stand the taste of it, but I really think I should acquire a taste for coffee! It is amazing how much of a miracle “drug” it really is. I mean, if it can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s (which has been running through the elderly in my family), then I’m about to break down and just start drinking it for the health effects.
It’s extremely easy to incorporate coffee-drinking into every day life, and for most people the health effects are just a bonus to something they’re already doing.
Plus it doubles as an air freshener, so that’s awesome too. 🙂
This is very interesting. I’m not much of a coffee drinker myself but I’ve avoided it because of rumors about its addictive qualities or negative effects. This is wonderful news for those with a regular habit – learning about benefits related to something you already do regularly and enjoy is always a plus. I’m still a bit concerned about drinking it myself because I don’t want to become reliant on it to start the day, but maybe I’ll allow myself to have a cup as a treat once in a while, since I do love a good café au lait.
Dip your toes into the pool. Come on in. The water is just fine. 😀 You’ll be a proper coinsure before you know it.
I’ve never really been a fan of coffee at all. But it’s nice to know that those who do are getting an added benefit in drinking it! I’ll definitely share this little article with my friends and family who do drink it!
It’s interesting that I come across this article, because my co-worker and I were just talking about how coffee was good for you and we should keep some in the office 😛 I would really like to think that the beginning stages of this research is real, because that would be fantastic!
However, I do wonder though whether this research is based on black coffee, with a little bit of creamer, or with a lot of creamer. Even though the difference is little, the caloric intake would vastly vary and the health benefits of it would decrease.
I can’t wait to hear more about this research in the future. Hopefully it’s filled with good news for us black juice addicts!
This is a very interesting article however I’d like to add that coffee, like everything, should be done in moderation too. The addictive nature of caffeine is not really a trifle. At a time, not too long ago, I was downing about 4-5 cups per day and that resulted in me having less and less energy to do anything, and I always felt distressed when I didn’t have a cup. So, yes, while one cup or two a day may boost your health, too much is never a good thing.
I really don’t believe this, or at least I find it hard to believe. Almost everyone in my family, including myself drinks coffee. Yet, no one has accumulated cancer. It may be true, but I don’t believe so. I really don’t want to believe it either considering how addicted I am to it. It may be bad for you, but I love it.
Did you actually read the article or are you just bored?
I think pretty much anything will have positive effects, and negative effects, and it will depend on dose. I think coffee is good like the articles says, overall, but it is not a simple “more is better” message. Anything over 3-4 cups starts to put pressure on the kidneys and creates dependence for the average person. And you have to take into account how many other products also have caffeine in them.
I’ve always loved coffee since I started my habit back in high school. My days are not the same if I don’t have at least two cups to set me straight.
I am curious though, did the study make mention of having “too much” coffee as negating the effects? On a usual work day I can consume anywhere between 6 and 12 cups (I’m a teacher if that helps justify the ungodly amount), and I know too much of a good thing can ruin the positives. I’ve been working to incorporate more green and black tea, but I will always go back to my first love.
Now I have even more reason to try and drink some coffee a little more often. Diabetes runs in my family. Although I don’t have diabetes myself, I’m still on the look out for it because of family history. I usually like to drink it for the taste versus getting a boost in the morning.
Nice! Now I just have to force myself to get used to the taste haha! 🙂
I’ll reserve judgement on this one. It is going to take more studies and more peer review before I’ll believe it.
This is kind of good to read for someone who’s used to drink a cup or two per day. It’s a recent habit, I got used to have a cup of brew next to my laptop while I write, but I couldn’t shake the feeling it was bad to drink so much and everyday, so there you go. Knowing that something good can come from it is soothing.
If that is so, I’m going to make myself drink more coffee. It has so many health benefits and the boost of energy is something I constantly need. What’s not to like? To me… sadly, the overall taste. It’s just a matter of getting used to it I suppose.
Thank you for this article. I’ve never been a java junkie but I just recently discovered that I actually like the taste of black coffee. I should probably make some room for it in my life just for the health benefits alone. I also love the smell when it’s brewing so this could make it into my personal history book as something I just have to do, if for no other reason than it would make my home smell delicious. I’m definitely into healthy living, so anything I spot on the horizon that could give greater health benefits is fine with me.
You really need to be careful about reading too much into these type of ´health benefit studies´ that are repeated on Morning new shows. The truth is that they are often very exaggerated when presented as general news compared to what the actual scientific report showed. John Oliver did a segment on this which you can find on youtube search for ´John Oliver scientific studies´. There is generally two problems. The first is that sometimes these studies are funded by the food industry, so it is just marketing and not really science. The second part, as i mentioned is that very often the general news media takes a very restricted and specific scientific study, and generalize the title and make it sound like a larger scale thing than it really is. Morning news shows are HORRIBLE at doing this.
I have heard a lot of good things about coffee, but nothing about preventing liver cancer, that’s great! It’s actually really curious how can we help our bodies to be more healthy by consuming drinks like this one, I also have heard a lot of similar things about drinking alcohol with moderation can also bring a lot of good things when it comes to health. The only thing about this is that we need to learn to be moderated, that’s the first thing.
About a month ago, and many months prior to, I was drinking energy drinks daily, sometimes even two a day. I knew how bad they are for me, yet they did help me wake up quickly. For the past month, I have let go of energy drinks and I now survive on coffee in the mornings (and afternoons & evenings), and I actually feel better! There is tons of benefits to coffee alone, im not surprised it lowers risk of liver cancer.