It turned out that increased coffee consumption significantly reduces the risk of developing cholelithiasis, or gallstone disease.
A study carried out by Danish scientists has identified yet another health benefit related to coffee consumption. It turned out that people who drink more coffee are less likely to develop gallstones.
The molecular processes at the core of this effect have not yet been studied in enough detail, but scientists have already proposed several theoretical explanations. At present, one thing is certain: there is a correlation between high coffee consumption and a lowered risk of gallstone formation.
Scientists identified this health benefit related to one of the most popular drinks in the world in the course of a study of 104 493 people. It turned out that people who consume more than six cups of coffee per day have a 23% lower risk of developing gallstones. Higher coffee consumption leads to even further decreases in the risk of developing this illness.
These results are in line with data from an analysis of multiple subjects’ genes which has proved that people who consume coffee from their childhood have a much lower risk of developing gallstones.
Coffee also offers the benefit of reducing the risk of developing type II diabetes. It’s worth noting that the positive effects are not caused by caffeine, but instead by other organic compounds in coffee beans. So it might not be a good idea to self-medicate with coffee, as excessive consumption can also have a negative impact on your cardiovascular and nervous systems.
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