Coffee and tea breaks for liver health

  • Salvatore Petta
    Corresponding author. Address: Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Di.Bi.M.I.S., University of Palermo, Italy, Piazza delle Cliniche, 2, 90127 Palermo, Italy. Tel.: +39 091 655 2170; fax +39 091 655 2156.
    Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Di.Bi.M.I.S., University of Palermo, Italy
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  • Giulio Marchesini
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences (DIMEC), “Alma Mater” University, Bologna, Italy
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      • Coffee and herbal tea consumption is associated with lower liver stiffness in the general population: The Rotterdam study
        Journal of HepatologyVol. 67Issue 2
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          Chronic liver diseases constitute a major public health problem. Liver cirrhosis was the 12th cause of death worldwide and the sixth cause of life-years lost in the adult population in developed countries in 2010.1,2 Chronic liver diseases are often silent for over 20 years until cirrhosis develops. Indeed, several studies have suggested that liver fibrosis may be present within unselected individuals. Using transient elastography (TE) as a diagnostic tool for liver fibrosis, a prevalence of 6–7% was found in the general population3,4 and even up to 17% in those high-risk populations with metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.
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      • Corrigendum to “Coffee and tea breaks for liver health” [J Hepatol 67 (2017) 221–223]
        Journal of HepatologyVol. 67Issue 5
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          It has come to our attention that the authors name of the original article “Coffee and Herbal Tea Consumption is associated with lower Liver Stiffness in the General Population: The Rotterdam Study” in which this editorial refers to was misspelt in the Editorial. The correct spelling of the author is Alferink. We apologise for this error and the inconvenience caused.
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