Is coffee really good for you if your liver is sick?

A lot of people think that coffee may be harmful.  Recent research has shown that if is protective of liver health and an important part of the diet for anyone dealing with most liver diseases.

For anyone interested in the coffee research here is a link

It is interesting that there is a difference between filtered and unfiltered coffee. Not all types of coffee may be beneficial in liver disease. Numerous studies have shown a hepatoprotective role for filtered coffee, and a potentially deleterious effect for unfiltered coffee. It was postulated that this difference is due to the presence of kahweol and cafestol, which are caffeine diterpenes that are released from ground coffee beans but removed by paper filters. Moreover, another study found that espresso coffee had no beneficial effect on liver disease, particularly in NAFLD. Here is a link to that information.

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