Recent research published in Hepatology has shown that consuming at least 2 cups of coffee daily may reduce the risk of death from cirrhosis, estimated in 2004 WHO report to be 1.3% of total deaths worldwide. The investigators examined the mortality from cirrhosis from consuming coffee, alcohol, tea, and soda. They found that drinking at least 20 g of alchol daily increased risk of cirrhosis mortality while drinking at least 2 cups of coffee was associated with 66% reduction of death from non-viral hepatitis related cirrhosis. Considering its positive and negative effects, what are your current patient recommendations related to coffee consumption?
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