Drinking two to three cups of coffee a day can reduce the risk of kidney damage

Researchers find that daily coffee consumption can reduce the risk of kidney injury by 23%.

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Daily coffee consumption is associated with a lower incidence of chronic kidney diseaserecent research has revealed that drinking coffee it could also mitigate the risk of acute kidney injury.

Coffee is a beverage that has a variety of compounds that can offer multiple health benefits, in addition to caffeine, it is rich in polyphenols with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.

In a study of atherosclerosis risk in communities published in Kidney International Reports, researchers found that Drinking 2 to 3 cups of coffee a day can reduce the risk of kidney damage by 23%.

Acute kidney injury or acute kidney failure happens when your kidneys stop working properly within a few hours or a few days. It can range from a minor loss of kidney function to complete kidney failure.

The National Kidney Foundation notes that an episode of acute kidney injury causes a buildup of waste products in the blood and makes it difficult for the kidneys to maintain the proper balance of fluids in the body. It can affect other organs such as the brain, heart, and lungs.

The researchers believe that coffee consumption could present an opportunity for cardiorenal protection through diet.

Moderate and sugar-free consumption of coffee has already shown benefits for the kidneys in previous research.

Caffeine may prolong the lives of patients with chronic kidney disease

Caffeine consumption may prolong the lives of patients with chronic kidney disease, according to a study presented in 2017 at the annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology.

The researchers found that chronic kidney disease patients who consumed the highest amounts of caffeine had their mortality risk reduced by almost a quarter, compared to those who consumed the lowest amounts.

Drinking coffee could help reduce the risk of kidney stones

Daily coffee consumption can help prevent kidney stones, hard, stone-like deposits made of minerals and salts that form inside the kidneys.

Drinking a cup to a cup and a half a day can reduce the risk of kidney stones by 40 percent, according to the findings of a study published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF).

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