In the recent study, a meta-analysis was performed from data collected from articles published between 1996 and 2012. Out of these articles 16 high quality studies were selected , with a total of 3153 cases reviewed. Although the results across studies and time periods and populations, remained consistent, the researchers cannot prove a cause and effect relationship between drinking coffee and HCC.
They state that coffee drinking has also been shown to reduce the risk of diabetes and as we know that diabetes is a risk factor for liver cancer, it isn’t clear whether coffee’s beneficial effect is due to the fact that it reduces the diabetes risk , or because it has beneficial effects on cirrhosis and liver enzymes
For now however, it seems, the benefits of having an extra cuppa in the morning, outweigh the risks.