Coffee and herbal tea consumption is associated with lower liver stiffness in the general population: The Rotterdam study.

@article{Alferink2017CoffeeAH,
  title={Coffee and herbal tea consumption is associated with lower liver stiffness in the general population: The Rotterdam study.},
  author={Louise J M Alferink and Juliana Fittipaldi and Jessica C Kiefte-de Jong and Pavel Taimr and Bettina E Hansen and Herold J Metselaar and Josje Schoufour and M. Arfan Ikram and Harry L. A. Janssen and O. H. Franco and Sarwa Darwish Darwish Murad},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={2017},
  volume={67 2},
  pages={339-348}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Coffee and tea have been proposed to limit the progression of liver fibrosis in established liver disease, but it is unknown if this is also true for subclinical fibrosis. We therefore aimed to evaluate whether coffee and tea consumption are associated with liver stiffness in the general population. METHODS The Rotterdam Study is an ongoing prospective population-based cohort. We included participants who underwent transient elastography, ultrasound and completed a food… CONTINUE READING