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Coffee May Protect Against Gallstones

Drinking more coffee may help reduce the risk of developing gallstones, according to a new study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine.

Thursday, September 5, 2019 12:01 am EDT

Drinking more coffee may help reduce the risk of developing gallstones, according to a new study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine.

Among 104,493 individuals, those who drank more than six cups of coffee per day had a 23% lower risk of developing symptomatic gallstones compared with individuals who did not drink coffee. Drinking one extra cup of coffee per day was associated with 3% lower risk. Also, individuals with certain genetic variants that have been linked to increased coffee consumption had a lower risk of gallstones.

Although the study only uncovered correlations, the authors highlighted several mechanisms by which coffee consumption might help prevent gallstones from forming.

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Link to Study: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/joim.12970

About Journal 

Journal of Internal Medicine (JIM), with its International Advisory Board, has developed into a highly successful journal since it was launched in its revised form in 1989. With an Impact Factor of 6.051, Journal of Internal Medicine now ranks 14th among the 160 journals in the General & Internal Medicine category.

  • Established in 1863.
  • Features original clinical articles within the broad field of general and internal medicine and its sub-specialties.
  • A fully international journal publishing articles in English from all over the world.
  • Peer-reviewed and published in both print and online versions.

JIM also supports and organizes scientific meetings in the form of symposia within the scope of the journal.

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