In patients with chronic hepatitis B, frequent coffee drinking reduces the risk of the disease

French research team “reduced risk of ‘liver fibrosis’ in hepatitis B patients”
“Liver fibrosis index APII, FIB-4, GPR, etc. decreased by 51%, 38%, and 22%, respectively”
“Presumed to be due to antioxidant and anti-inflammatory components such as caffeine and polyphenols in coffee”

Provided by Korea Food Communication Forum (KOFRUM)

‘Liver fibrosis’, in which scar tissue is abnormally abundant in the liver. This occurs when the liver tries to repair and replace damaged cells, which reduces liver function.

However, a study found that frequent coffee drinking in patients with chronic hepatitis B can lower the risk of developing ‘liver fibrosis’.

Chronic hepatitis B is a disease in which infection by the hepatitis B virus (HBV) lasts for more than 6 months, resulting in chronic inflammation of the liver. The research team analyzed that it may have contributed to lowering the risk of fibrosis.

According to the Korea Food Communication Forum (KOFRUM) on the 31st, a research team led by Professor Patrizia Carrieri of the Department of Economics and Health and Social Sciences at AIX Marseille University in France found that ‘increased coffee intake is associated with a lower risk of increased liver fibrosis biomarkers in patients treated with chronic hepatitis B. This is stated in a thesis titled ‘There is.

The research team analyzed the association between consumption of beverages such as coffee, tea, and alcohol and the occurrence of liver fibrosis in 3792 patients with hepatitis B.

Patients infected with hepatitis B virus are at high risk of developing liver fibrosis, liver cirrhosis, and liver cancer despite recent advances in treatment methods.

The research team started this study to find a non-drug method to prevent liver fibrosis in patients with hepatitis B.

Among those infected with hepatitis B virus, 1727 were receiving treatment, but 2065 did not. More than half (54.6%) of patients who did not receive treatment were in poverty.

The research team measured three indicators, APII, FIB-4, and GPR, whose levels increase with liver fibrosis, to reveal the proportion of liver fibrosis patients among those infected with hepatitis B virus.

As a result, the risk of developing hepatic fibrosis was lowered when hepatitis B patients who were receiving treatment enjoyed drinking coffee. Each time they drank another cup of coffee, APII, FIB-4, and GPR decreased by 51%, 38%, and 22%, respectively.

On the other hand, in untreated hepatitis B patients, GPR only decreased by 22% for each additional cup of tea they drank.

The research team said, “The more coffee patients with hepatitis B drank, the lower the risk of developing liver fibrosis. that,” he pointed out.

The results of this study were published in the latest issue of the international journal archive ‘HAL’.

Lee Seung-gu Online News Reporter [email protected]

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