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Effects of Coffee on the Gastro-Intestinal Tract: A Narrative Review and Literature Update

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INSERM U 1129, Pediatric Neurology, Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital, University of Paris Descartes, 75015 Paris, France
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Faculty of Medicine, INSERM U 1129, 67000 Strasbourg, France
Academic Editor: Miguel Montoro
Nutrients 2022, 14(2), 399; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14020399
Received: 13 December 2021 / Revised: 10 January 2022 / Accepted: 14 January 2022 / Published: 17 January 2022
The objective of the present research was to review the state of the art on the consequences of drinking coffee at the different levels of the gastrointestinal tract. At some steps of the digestive process, the effects of coffee consumption seem rather clear. This is the case for the stimulation of gastric acid secretion, the stimulation of biliary and pancreatic secretion, the reduction of gallstone risk, the stimulation of colic motility, and changes in the composition of gut microbiota. Other aspects are still controversial, such as the possibility for coffee to affect gastro-esophageal reflux, peptic ulcers, and intestinal inflammatory diseases. This review also includes a brief summary on the lack of association between coffee consumption and cancer of the different digestive organs, and points to the powerful protective effect of coffee against the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma. This review reports the available evidence on different topics and identifies the areas that would most benefit from additional studies. View Full-Text
Keywords: coffee; gastro-intestinal tract; gastro-esophageal reflux; gallstones; colon motility; microbiota; cancer coffee; gastro-intestinal tract; gastro-esophageal reflux; gallstones; colon motility; microbiota; cancer
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Nehlig, A. Effects of Coffee on the Gastro-Intestinal Tract: A Narrative Review and Literature Update. Nutrients 2022, 14, 399. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14020399

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Nehlig A. Effects of Coffee on the Gastro-Intestinal Tract: A Narrative Review and Literature Update. Nutrients. 2022; 14(2):399. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14020399

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Nehlig, Astrid. 2022. "Effects of Coffee on the Gastro-Intestinal Tract: A Narrative Review and Literature Update" Nutrients 14, no. 2: 399. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14020399

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