Fresh Roasted Coffee: Decreasing the Risk of Liver Cancer?

Posted by Kevin on 11/8/2013 to General

As one of New England’s premier coffee roasters, we at Woodshed Roasting are proud to announce that the new Vendor’s Exchange International issue has a primary focus on the developments in coffee making, both in the U.S. and abroad. And this particular issue is important to us because it details a study done in Italy that attributes a lower risk of liver cancer to the drinking of fresh roasted coffee. Woodshed Roasting is already aware of the many great benefits of drinking coffee made from some of the finest gourmet coffee beans in the world, but this new Italian study has us on the edge of our seats.

The fresh roasted evidence

In this issue’s included coffee study, it states that, “According to researchers from Italy, consumption of coffee reduces risk of hepatocellular carcinoma-the most common type of liver cancer-by 40 percent. Their study also indicates that 3 cups of coffee a day reduce the risk by more than 50 percent.”

The team of researchers, led by Dr. Carlo La Vecchia from the Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche, said that, “The favorable effect of coffee on liver cancer might be mediated by coffee’s proven prevention of diabetes, a known risk factor for the disease, or for its beneficial effects on cirrhosis and liver enzymes.”

This new study confirms what we at Woodshed Roasting already know, that a good cup of fresh roasted coffee can do wonders for the soul.