Caffeine Could Protect Against Some Liver Disease

Caffeinated coffee and tea may do more than just energize you. Increasing your caffeine intake might reduce fatty liver if you’ve been diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), reports the journal Hepatology.

About 30 percent of U.S. adults have the condition, and diet and exercise are currently the only effective treatments, say researchers at the Duke University School of Medicine. But consuming the equivalent caffeine intake of four cups of coffee or tea a day may help prevent and protect against the disease’s progression.