Estimates of the Global Reduction in Liver Disease-related Mortality With Increased Coffee Consumption

An Analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Dataset

Paul Gow; Tim Spelman; Sarah Gardner; Margaret Hellard; Jessica Howell


Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2020;52(7):1195-1203. 

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Based on available data, coffee represents a simple, relatively safe and accessible public health intervention that may reduce liver-related mortality globally. If the impact of coffee on liver-related mortality shown in cohort studies is confirmed in clinical trials, increasing per capita coffee consumption to more than two cups per capita per day on a population level has the potential to avert hundreds of thousands of deaths from liver disease annually. Further research is urgently needed to confirm the benefits and cost-effectiveness of coffee on liver-related mortality.