Surprise! Your morning cup of tea or coffee may be doing more than just perking you up before work.
An international team of researchers led by Duke-NUS Graduate Medical
School (Duke-NUS) and the Duke University School of Medicine suggest
that increased caffeine intake may reduce fatty liver in people with
non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
Worldwide, 70 percent of people diagnosed with diabetes and obesity
have NAFLD, the major cause of fatty liver not due to excessive alcohol
consumption. It is estimated that 30 percent of adults in the United
States have this condition, and its prevalence is rising in Singapore.
There are no effective treatments for NAFLD except diet and exercise.