TAMPAKSIRING, BALI - MAY 27: A man holds up roasted Kopi Luwak coffee seeds inside a 'Kopi Luwak' or Civet coffee farm and cafe on May 27, 2013 in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia. World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) commissioned research showing the true cost of the world's most expensive coffee, thousands of civets are being poached from the wild, kept in inhumane, conditions, and farmed to meet the growing global demand for civet coffee. The BBC are broadcasting a documentary on the Civets as part of their "Our World" series this evening at 2300. (Photo by Nicky Loh/Getty Images for World Animal Protection)

Coffee lovers rejoice. Drinking coffee could help you stay healthy. It’s always good to hear that something you love could actually benefit you. That’s just what a new study determined. If you are already on your second or third cup of coffee today – go ahead, have another. A new study from the University of Southampton and the University of Edinburgh found drinking caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee was associated with a reduced risk of developing chronic liver disease. Scientists found that drinking up to 4 cups of coffee a day cut the risk of chronic liver disease by 21% and dropped the risk of death from liver disease by nearly 50%.

The study determined that coffee drinkers were 21% less likely to develop chronic liver disease, 20% less likely to develop chronic or fatty liver disease, and 49% less likely to die from chronic liver disease than non-coffee drinkers.

Drinking alcohol, smoking, diabetes, obesity, and diabetes all increase the risk of developing liver disease. Liver disease affects approximately 25% of all
Americans. So having an inexpensive and accessible possible preventative treatment is great news.

Go celebrate the news that drinking coffee could help you stay healthy with another cup of coffee! I’ll take mine iced if anyone wants to pick me up one.

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