A study from the Mayo Clinic has shown that coffee can lower the risk of a rare autoimmune liver disease. This disease is called primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) which can lead to cirrhosis of the liver or liver failure. Researchers looked at PSC and PBC patients (primary biliary cirrhosis patients) and compared them with healthy patients; the findings revealed that coffee drinking was associated with a lower occurrence of PSC.
Not only can coffee lower this risk, but that may help researchers find the cause of the disease and other types of autoimmune diseases. Read more about this added benefit here!