Is coffee good, bad, or neutral for an enlarged liver caused by non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)?

Is coffee good, bad, or neutral for an enlarged liver caused by non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)?

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  1. Based on the findings in large populations, coffee consumption should be encouraged in patients with NAFLD.
    The three outcomes that have been observed consistently in NAFLD patients who consume coffee are: (1) reduced aminotransferase (AST and ALT) levels, (2) decreased likelihood of progression to cirrhosis, and (3) decreased likelihood of development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), which may be secondary to the decreased likelihood of progression to cirrhosis.
    The therapeutic data are most consistent in patients with consumption of 2–4 cups of drip coffee daily. Interestingly, espresso or Turkish coffee consumption do not seem to have the same effects on health.
    Most importantly, however, I would implore one not to drink coffee in a way that increases sugar and calorie consumption, because both feed into the maladaptive pathways leading to NAFLD in the first place. This means no Frappucinos or sweetened soy lattes or the like – just drip coffee with milk added if you like, but no sugar. Artificial sweeteners should probably be avoided in this context as well, but the data are less convincing.
    TL;DR. Patients with NAFLD should drink 2–4 cups of drip coffee per day if possible based on the best evidence available at this time.

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  2. Overall, those studies spell good news for liver health. “Coffee is especially helpful when it comes to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease,” says Dr. Wakim-Fleming. When your body digests caffeine, it makes a chemical called paraxanthine that slows the growth of the scar tissue involved in fibrosis. That may help fight liver cancer, alcohol-related cirrhosis, non-alcohol-related fatty liver disease, and hepatitis C.

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  3. According to ayurveda, metabolism and digestion in the body is carried by different types of digestive fires (enzymes), which are termed as ‘agni’ and ‘pitta’ in ayurveda. So in short, liver is a fiery organ, and that is why anything, which is fiery or hot in nature is not good for the liver. Alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, hot spicy food, chemicals in pre-packaged foods or medicines and environmental pollutants are not good for liver as they are also fiery. Hence, coffee is not good for patient of NAFLD.
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  4. You know you need to lose weight, and regularly do physical exercise, don’t you?
    For that exact diagnosis we don’t know, we do know that coffee prevents and improves liver conditions, from First Comprehensive Review of Evidence Confirms Coffee’s Role in Good ‘Liver Health’ – British Liver Trust
    A British Liver Trust report (published June 2016) ‘ Coffee and the liver – the potential health benefits ’ confirms coffee is good for liver health. It is the first time that the entire body of current research and evidence has been reviewed and compiled into a single report.
    The report provides evidence that:
    Regularly drinking moderate amounts of coffee may prevent liver cancer – the World Health Organisation has recently confirmed this reduced risk after reviewing more than 1,000 studies in humans
    Coffee also lowers the risk of other liver conditions including fibrosis (scar tissue that builds up within the liver) and cirrhosis
    Drinking coffee can slow the progression of liver disease in some patients
    Beneficial effects have been found however the coffee is prepared – filtered, instant and espresso
    See also Research suggests coffee consumption is associated with a reduced risk of liver diseases, with some studies reporting risk reduction of up to 70% – British Liver Trust
    Btw, drinking more than 2 coffees a day lowers one’s risk for dying, both in Europeans Coffee Drinking and Mortality in 10 European Countries and in non Europeans Association of Coffee Consumption With Mortality Among Nonwhite Populations

    Is coffee good, bad, or neutral for an enlarged liver caused by non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)?

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  5. Neutral, until proven otherwise by further research.
    In my opinion, the current preponderance of evidence about coffee’s effects on NAFLD indicates not nearly enough research has been done for us to be certain whether coffee helps people with NAFLD improve, or causes people with NAFLD to worsen.
    This is what Mayo Clinic’s website has to say about coffee and NAFLD:
    “Coffee. In one study, people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease who reported drinking coffee had less liver damage than those who drank little or no coffee. It’s not clear how coffee may influence liver damage or how much coffee you’d need to drink in order to benefit.
    If you already drink coffee, these results may make you feel better about your morning cup of coffee. But if you don’t already drink coffee, this probably isn’t a good reason to start.”
    Honestly, I really respect the material on the Mayo Clinic’s website. Not only do I trust what they have to say about numerous health topics, this is also the website that my family physician, my college Nursing professors, and my OB all use when they want to quickly look something health related up that isn’t in their field of expertise, without dragging out a medical manual or logging into a medical research website. This is the site they refer their patients, family members, and friends to use for a reference, also.
    If I had NAFLD, I personally would avoid use of coffee, except for organically grown coffee. My reasoning here is the high pesticide levels in conventionally grown coffee make it something to avoid, especially if you have a liver problem like NAFLD.
    I base this upon many sources, here’s one good, reliable source for you…
    “12 Contaminated Foods,
    Prevention.com , 2011
    8. Coffee Most coffee is grown in countries where there are little to no standards regulating the use of chemicals and pesticides on food. The United States produces and exports millions of tons of pesticides, some of which are so dangerous that they are illegal to use on American farmland.
    Foreign countries import these chemicals to cultivate food, which is sold back to the United States. Coffee is an unfortunate culprit in this vicious cycle of malevolent agriculture.”
    Pesticides as a general group of chemicals are bad for overall health, and especially bad for anyone with a liver condition, since pesticides put stress on the liver. Pesticides are toxins, and the liver filters toxins out of the bloodstream. So, toxins including pesticides and foods/drinks known to have a high pesticide load, should be avoided by NAFLD sufferers as much as possible. For this reason, if I had NAFLD, I’d either give up coffee, or switch to organic coffee only.

    This recommendation to avoid anything high in pesticides also is in tune with this guideline for NAFLD sufferers, written by Mayo Clinic’s website:
    “Protect your liver. Avoid things that will put extra stress on your liver.”
    Pesticides are known to put extra stress on your liver. This is pretty common health knowledge, I’ve seen it in several basic health science textbooks including my college Pharmacology textbook. Here’s one online reference to this fact. I’m sure there are many more, but I don’t have time to go find them all.
    ” Liver and kidney are the most sensitive and main target organs of pesticide toxicity and damage [17], they play a major role in the biotransformation of pesticides .”
    –From http://www.sciencedirect.com
    Thank you to whoever asked me to answer this question.
    Disclaimer:
    I am not a doctor, nor am I in medical school. I am a student in Nursing school. This answer is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or (in the United States) 911 immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment.

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  6. There are a lot of headlines floating around the internet today, about how coffee may reduce certain health risks of alcohol. The more accurate ones suggest that that coffee is linked to a reduced risk of cirrhosis of the liver.
    Coffee’s benefits and harms are fairly well known at this point, with the research laying out many more benefits than harms. And as the authors point out, “unlike many medications, coffee is generally well tolerated and has an excellent safety profile.
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  7. People who drink coffee regularly have a reduced risk of developing chronic liver disease. The type of coffee doesn’t matter because caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee both seem to offer the same benefits.
    Nobody knows exactly which compounds are responsible for the potential protective effect against chronic liver disease. However, our findings that all types of coffee are protective indicates that a combination of compounds may be at work.
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  8. The study found that a daily dose of coffee (equivalent to six cups of espresso coffee for a 70kg person) improved several key markers of NAFLD in mice that were fed a high fat diet. These mice also gained less weight than others fed the same diet without the dose of caffeine.
    Researchers analysed three different groups of mice over a 12 week period. Group one received a standard diet, group two had a high fat diet and group three was given a high fat diet plus a decaffeinated coffee solution.
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