Study says coffee lowers risk of liver disease

Dr. Jen Ashton on what you need to know about the benefits of drinking coffee when it comes to chronic liver disease.
2:30 | 06/22/21

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We're tracking all the latest developments. Dr. Ashton will be along with us for the hour. The big number today is 80, as in 80% of Americans age 65 and older have at least one dose of the vaccine. However, this number, 38%, that is a number of those 18 to 29 who have at least one dose, that's no good there, doc. Some room for improvement. All right, so, your big medical headline today involves what I'm drinking right here. We're keeping an eye on this medical headline, it's another good news for coffee lovers. A big study done out of the uk, they followed a half a million people for ten years, and they were looking at the outcome of liver disease. Chronic liver disease increasing dramatically worldwide. This study found that people drinking all types of coffee had a lower risk of death from chronic liver disease by 49% versus noncoffee drinkers, and the most benefit was seen in people who drank, like us, three, four cups of coffee. People ask, the benefit was seen in people who drank decaf, instant, any type of coffee. So, good news for coffee drinkers today. The benefit is coming from what in the coffee. They're not sure. This was based on association, not cause and effect. Anti-inflammatories in coffee that may work, so, again, most of the nutritional science evidence supports benefits outwgh risks. Lot of folks dealing with allergies these days. We've been talking about it quite a bit here, there's a nonprescription, over the counter. And we were all suffering from seasonal allergies, this was another big medical headline, the fda granting first in class approval to an over-the-counter nasal spray approved for people 6 years of age and older it gives you about 24 hours of relief from seasonal allergies. It should be available early 022. But, again, their push is for self-care, so anything people can do without needing a prescription will be a benefit. I'll be making sure you get one next allergy season. Of course I stay on top of my regimen you give me. All right, we turn now to

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