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Can A Cup of Coffee Control Your Diabetes-Related Liver Disease?

06 Mar 2023 2 mins read

Because of unhealthy lifestyle and diets, an upsurge is noticeable in the number of type 2 diabetes globally. About 6.28% of people around the world get affected from this and Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) invades about 50% of diabetic people. Research has found that coffee can serve as a great medicine for the liver disease.

Coffee is rich in antioxidants such as chlorogenic acid (CGA) and polyphenols that alleviate the risk of NAFLD and promote glucose intolerance. Here we will keep insight to type 2 diabetes and NAFLD and how they react to consumption of coffee.  

What’s diabetes?

Basically, human body needs insulin for transporting glucose to cells from blood. If you get type 2 diabetes the insulin cannot function properly which results in high blood sugar level. If you leave it undetected and untreated then it will affect other organs such as kidney, liver and heart. But, you can manage this condition using proper medication and lifestyle modification.

Diabetes and NAFLD (Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease)

Most people with type 2 diabetes have NAFLD. Diabetes always increases the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a liver condition in which even after not consuming alcohol there is fat deposition in liver. Although, it doesn’t exhibit symptoms but it always results in liver cancer, cirrhosis, kidney and heart disease.    

Link between diabetes and coffee

As per the research, coffee will lessen the intensity of liver diseases mainly cirrhosis and NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease). Some potential ways are here by which coffee can help you:

  1. Reduce the chance of liver disease

Several studies revealed that having coffee at a regular basis alleviate the chance of liver disease. In the study of 2020 published in Public Health Journal it has been found that persons who consume about 3 cups of coffee every day have less risk of NAFLD in contrast to the persons who don’t have coffee regularly.

  1. Alleviate the risk of liver damage

Polyphenols is the compound available in coffee and it possesses antioxidant properties to alleviate the risk of liver damage from oxidative stress and inflammation. In the study of 2020, researchers come out that polyphenols in the coffee will promote liver function reducing the damage in patients with liver cirrhosis.

  1. Decrease chance of liver cancer

Because of cafestol and kahweol components, consumption of coffee links to reduce the risk of liver cancer. According to 2019 study revealed in Journal of Hepatology having coffee will lessen the probability of hepatocellular carcinoma the most typical liver cancer type.

However, you must take a note that the correct amount for consumption of coffee to improve the liver health depends on several aspects like underlying health issues, sex and age. Also, you can consume coffee in moderate amount without any added cream or sugar for overall physical benefits. But you are recommended to consult with the doctor prior to consume coffee for the health.