Caffeine Consumption Linked to A Longer Life for CKD Patients

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Consuming caffeine—the more the better—may help reduce the risk of early death among patients with chronic kidney disease, suggests a study presented at Kidney Week.

Drinking coffee has previously been shown to reduce the risk of an early death among the general population. Caffeine consumption has also been linked to better outcomes from some chronic diseases. For example, studies have shown that coffee and tea consumption help reduce the risk of death in patients with liver disease (Modi AA, et al. Hepatology 2010; 51:201–209), by exerting beneficial effects on the liver (Louise JM, et al. J Hepatol