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This systematic review is the first that we are aware of to focus on the epidemiology, magnitude, and mechanisms of possible beneficial effects of coffee consumption in patients with NAFLD. Using "liver disease" and "coffee" as search terms in the PubMed database, 240 articles were returned. The abstracts of all these articles were reviewed, and 12 studies that evaluated relationship between NAFLD and coffee were examined in detail. Specific questions pertaining to this area of research were evaluated, as indicated below. The number of articles published about coffee and liver disease has increased steadily since 2003 (Fig. 1).
J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014;29(3):435-441. © 2014 Blackwell Publishing