A new major study conducted by a team of international researchers suggests that increasing the intake of caffeine protects the liver from certain diseases. The study, led by Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School (Duke-NUS) and the Duke University School of Medicine, suggests that increasing the intake of caffeine helps in reducing fatty liver in those with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is caused due to the deposition of fat in the liver and not due to excessive intake of alcohol. People with NAFLD show symptoms of fatigue, abdominal discomfort and malaise. Although rarely, victims may even suffer from mild jaundice. Nearly 70 percent of people worldwide, who suffer from obesity and diabetes, have NAFLD and nearly 30 percent of U.S. adults suffer from this condition. Except for diet and exercise, there is no effective treatment for NAFLD. The study researchers found that a morning cup of coffee or tea not only perks up a person for work but helps in reducing fatty liver in NAFLD people. There is a growing pile of evidence on the health benefits offered by coffee and tea consumption. At the same time there are studies that highlight the downside of coffee and tea consumption. But this is the first study that links coffee to a healthy liver.