ANKARA, Turkey (TechtUSA) - Filter coffee is one of the most preferred drinks of the today's age. Besides its social benefits, filter coffee is found to be a great preventive of the liver cancer. Gastroenterology Specialist Assoc. Dr. Murat Kantarcioglu's project 'The effect and benefits of coffee in preventing cancer' was researched by 13 Turkish scientists at Losev Losante Children and Adults Hospital. The results of the research, which lasted about 2 years, were published in the Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology, a national peer-reviewed publication.
Filter coffee might be involved in the mechanism of killing liver cancer cells
The results of the research lasting for two years, were published in the Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology, a national peer-reviewed publication, under the title of "Coffee-Derived Exosome-Like Nanoparticles: Are They The Secret Heroes?".
With the help of 13 Turkish scientists, it was revealed for the first time which components in filter coffee and whose benefits against cancer were revealed and provided this effect.
"Exosome-like nanoparticles" suppress the reproduction of liver cancer cells
In the study, "exosome-like nanoparticles", which are defined as "natural cell vesicles responsible for the communication between cells in the human body so that the cells can work harmoniously" in coffee, were visualized with the help of electron microscope, and 15 new microRNA chains were detected.
It has been shown in research that these microRNAs suppress the reproduction of liver cancer cells. The results of this study will shed light on new treatment methods against liver cancer and also Alzheimer's disease in the coming years.
"You can drink 3-4 cups of coffee a day"
Prof. Dr. Emin Kurekci said, "The protective effect of coffee against cancer is known. Healthy individuals can drink 3-4 cups of unsweetened filter coffee a day."
"This recommendation is of course for individuals who do not have stomach problems and heart problems.” he added.