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Coffee may protect against gallstones

Date:
September 5, 2019
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Wiley
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Drinking more coffee may help reduce the risk of developing gallstones, according to a new study.
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Drinking more coffee may help reduce the risk of developing gallstones, according to a new study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine.

Among 104,493 individuals, those who drank more than six cups of coffee per day had a 23% lower risk of developing symptomatic gallstones compared with individuals who did not drink coffee.

Drinking one extra cup of coffee per day was associated with 3% lower risk. Also, individuals with certain genetic variants that have been linked to increased coffee consumption had a lower risk of gallstones.

Although the study only uncovered correlations, the authors highlighted several mechanisms by which coffee consumption might help prevent gallstones from forming.


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Journal Reference:

  1. A. T. Nordestgaard, S. Stender, B. G. Nordestgaard, A. Tybjærg‐Hansen. Coffee intake protects against symptomatic gallstone disease in the general population: a Mendelian randomization study. Journal of Internal Medicine, 2019; DOI: 10.1111/joim.12970

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