Drinking coffee may reduce the risk of death from certain types of liver cirrhosis. [s]CBS News[/s] reports that a study published in [i]Hepatology[/i] that included more than 63,000 Chinese people, aged 45 to 74 and living in Singapore, found that drinking two or more cups of coffee a day was associated with a 66% lower risk of death from liver cirrhosis caused by non-viral hepatitis. While the study found a connection between caffeine consumption and lower risk of death from liver cirrhosis in certain patients, it did not prove a cause-and-effect relationship. But according to lead researcher Dr Woon-Puay Koh at the [b]Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore and the National University of Singapore[/b] the study is the first to show the different effect that coffee has on the risk of death from non-viral and viral hepatitis-related cirrhosis. A 2004 [b]World Health Organisation[/b] report said that liver cirrhosis accounts for 1.3% of all deaths worldwide each year.
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[link url=http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hep.27054/abstract]Hepatology abstract[/link]