“A number of studies noted a beneficial effect of increased coffee consumption on liver‐associated laboratory tests.
“This benefit was reported in a variety of populations at risk for liver disease, including those with excessive alcohol intake, obesity, smokers, and those with chronic viral hepatitis.
“Coffee intake has also been associated with a decreased incidence of chronic liver disease.
“The histologic benefit of coffee was first demonstrated by Modi et al. who examined the association between daily caffeine intake and severity of hepatic fibrosis amongst persons with chronic liver diseases.”