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What's the coffee-liver connection?

Dr. Robin Miller, MD
Internal Medicine
Coffee has many health benefits but we don't know if it's good for the liver. In this video, Robin Miller, MD shares the upside of java and how it may prevent an auto-immune disease of the liver.
Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
There seems to be a relationship between having two or more 8-ounce (300 mg or so of caffeine) cups of coffee a day and good liver health. This amount is less than the 6 cups needed to decrease the risk of Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease and the three cups to reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes.

At the same time, you should also avoid having more than 3 drinks of alcohol a day-for its toxic effects on both your pancreas and liver.

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