Bel Marra Health Weighs in on Studies Showing Coffee Reduces Cholesterol, Risk of Liver Disease

bel_marra_logoToronto, Canada, May 3, 2016 – Bel Marra Health (, a company offering specially formulated vitamins and nutritional products, is weighing in on a study showing that coffee consumption reduces cholesterol and the risk of liver disease.

Italian scientists from the University of Napoli found that consuming six cups of coffee daily can help lower cholesterol and protect the liver. Their findings were presented in Barcelona at the International Liver Conference. (Source: “Increase in coffee consumption could provide a protective effect in non alcoholic fatty liver disease,” National Institutes of Health, April 13, 2016;


“Anyone who loves coffee will be ecstatic to hear news like this,” says Dr. Victor Marchione, spokesperson for Bel Marra Health. “Coffee is a favorite of so many people for both taste and function so this kind of study will ease their concerns about over-consumption.”

Despite the findings, the study doesn’t suggest that coffee drinkers overindulge their cravings. Instead, researchers say they hope they can somehow isolate the variable that is most beneficial so that it can be synthesized into a drug.

“Zonulin is the chemical in the body that increases with drinking coffee,” Dr. Marchione adds. “It helps the gut keep out the harmful chemicals by decreasing the permeability of the intestines.”

Secretary General for the European Association for the Study of the Liver, Laurent Castera, says this study reinforces the beneficial link between coffee and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

“These are really positive findings, but this doesn’t mean people should go overboard on their coffee intake. Everything must be taken or consumed in moderation; that’s just the way things work,” says Dr. Marchione. “Even the healthiest foods or products can become toxic for the body if not properly moderated. Coffee is no different.”

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