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Does coffee hurt or help the liver?

Does coffee hurt or help the liver?

There is not enough: Data to the best of my knowledge in the literature to fully comment on this one way or another. ...Read more

Dr. Ravi Chand
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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I was told by doctor to stop taking caffeine tablets because it's hurt my liver function. Can i drink coffee and be ok?

I was told by doctor to stop taking caffeine tablets because it's hurt my liver function. Can i drink coffee and be ok?

Bad idea: Whether it is caffeine as a tablet or in coffee, they will both act the same in your body and do the same harm.The same for chocolate, stiff tea & caffeinated sodas. ...Read more

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What are the pros & cons of drinking coffee and its effects on the human liver?

What are the pros & cons of drinking coffee and its effects on the human liver?

Coffee pros & cons: Coffee contains antioxidants that may offer some cardiovascular protection. Studies have shown that it may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, gallstones, dementia, parkinson's disease, prostate, colon and liver cancer. It may improve your mood and relieves headache. However, you should probably drink coffee in moderation as it can cause anxiety, insomnia, heart burn, and dehydration. ...Read more

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Can coffee give liver pain?

Shouldn't . . .: Coffee shouldn't affect your liver (unless you're mixing it w/irish whiskey or some other alcohol). If you're mixing a lot of cream into your coffee, the fat in the cream may be aggravating your gallbladder. Best way to figure out what's causing "liver pain" is to stop the coffee for a while & see how you feel. Then start it again & see if it comes back. Perhaps you have gastritis? Go see your doc. ...Read more

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Why no coffee before liver scan?

Why no coffee before liver scan?

Fasting: You need to be completely fasting for 4-6 hours before the scan so that the gallbladder and biliary function of the liver can be adequately evaluated. Even water is a no-no. ...Read more

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Possible liver pain after drinking coffee. What could the coffee have done?

Nothing !: You can't tell if the pain you are having is liver or something else in the abdomen and coffee does not affect any organ specifically. ...Read more

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Ok 4 studies read online claiming unfilter Instant coffee raises liver ALT. Is this true ? Or should I stick with tea Cannot filter at work

Ok 4 studies read online claiming unfilter Instant coffee raises liver ALT. Is this true ? Or should I stick with tea Cannot filter at work

I say no: Cafestol is a diterpene found mostly in unfiltered coffee suspected to raise LDL. You can find ANY relationship you want just doing correlations. I reviewed the 45 articles on unfiltered coffee and the articles dealing with ALT are weird offerings from obscure overseas medical schools; there are also a bunch of "anti-cancer" claims for the molecule. Just drink your coffee as you like. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat .5 teaspoon cane sugar in coffee every day if I have fatty liver? Other than that, clean diet. Other sugar from fruit only.

Is it okay to eat .5 teaspoon cane sugar in coffee every day if I have fatty liver? Other than that, clean diet. Other sugar from fruit only.

Cane sugar fat liver: 27F asks is it OK to eat .5 Tsp cane sugar in coffee every day if I have fatty liver? ANS: need to know cause of fatty liver or anything else very likely to be affected by this much cane sugar. ...Read more