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    Coffee and the Liver
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    Melissa Palmer, MD posted:
    Did you know that drinking coffee is healthy for the liver!
    Studies show that a people who drank a few cups a day were less likely to scar their livers and less likely to get liver cancer.

    The same protective effect was not seen with tea or decaffeinated coffee.
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    jal333 responded:
    Since I have AutoHep and took Predinoze, I seem to prefer black tea with milk, or green teas although I still like to have one or two cups of black coffee a day. I have never been much of a milk drinker or tea drinker but taking "Pred" really changed my tastes. I love Earl Gray with 1/2 and 1/2 now, crave it almost. Not sure if the AutoHep changed my preference or if it was the prednisone. Keep up the work on liver discussions.
     
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    smilingbookreader responded:
    I just started drinking 2 cappuccinos instead of my usual Diet Coke every morning. It is easier on my stomach since I get the mild instead of the strong so I can tolerate it easier. I have noticed a difference and it is nice to have something hot for the medicine's side effect of constantly clearing my throat.
     
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    MLG63 responded:
    Does it matter if the coffee is instant or perked?
     
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    Melissa Palmer, MD replied to MLG63's response:
    There are no studies comparing this, but I suspect that there is no difference.
     
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    baobab responded:
    Wow something I can still have and enjoy!
     
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    Ghulamabbas responded:
    I had Hepatitis C in 2011-2012 for one year .I was treated for 48 weeks.I took Pagasys and Copegus.The doctors said that virus was fully no more in my body.After six months the virus was back.Can you tell me any type of treatment? Thankyou
     
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    oldtiff47 replied to Ghulamabbas's response:
    YOU WERE TREATED FOR ONE YEAR. HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU ONLY HAD HCV FOR 1 YEAR? YOU NEED TO READ MORE ON THE NEW TX(TREATMENT). IT ADDS ONE MORE DRUG TO WHAT YOU DID LAST TIME.

    AS ALWAYS YOUR LIVER MD IS THE BEST TO ASK ABOUT IT...BUT KNOWLEDGE IS POWER FOR ALL..

    TIFF
    DON'T TAKE YOUR ORGANS TO HEAVEN...HEAVEN KNOWS WE NEED THEM HERE !!
     
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    2bnlitend responded:
    Yes... and I also read a study shortly before going into triple drug therapy a year and a half ago that indicated those who drink at least four cups of coffee per day respond 50% greater to therapy compared to those who don't.

    Sadly, the therapy had such an impact on appetite and taste I was not able to drink coffee during treatment. Now at seven months post treatment and the treatment having failed, I am back to my regular use of strong coffee in the morning and early afternoon.

    I've also gone back to my regiment of milk thistle and am adding alpha lipoic acid once it arrives parcel post.


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