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A 23-year-old male asked:

I read somewhere some ingredients in instant coffee is known to raise liver alt levels. ex heavy drinker. should i giv up ?? drink 1-2 cups a day.

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 41 years experience
Maybe the opposite: Two recent population-based studies (The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey [NHANES] I and III) have reported that higher caffeine consumption (>2 cups per day) was associated with a lower risk of elevated alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels and a lower risk of chronic liver disease. Ref. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2801884/
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