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DPA/ The Hindu / SINGAPORE, July 16, 2011.
A new study has highlighted the benefits of drinking coffee, in contrast to the bad image coffee drinking usually brings - AP.
A study involving ethnic Chinese residents of Singapore found that drinking three or more cups of coffee a day could reduce the risk of liver cancer by 44 per cent, The Straits Timesnewspaper reported Saturday.
Researchers at the Department of Epidemiology of the National University of Singapore suggested two oils found in coffee beans, cafestol and kahweol, have liver—protecting properties.
The research — begun in 1993 and involving more than 63,000 ethnic Chinese men and women aged 45 to 74, populations considered at higher risk of liver cancer — added to a growing body of evidence contradicting the long—held notion that coffee is bad for the health.
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