How does coffee prevent liver fibrosis? biological plausibility for recent epidemiological observations

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  • Jonathan A. Dranoff M.D.,

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    1. Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Arkansas for Medical ciences, Little Rock, AR
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  • Jordan J. Feld M.D., M.P.H.,

    1. Toronto Western Hospital Liver Center Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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  • Élise G. Lavoie Ph.D.,

    1. Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Arkansas for Medical ciences, Little Rock, AR
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  • Michel Fausther Ph.D.

    1. Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Arkansas for Medical ciences, Little Rock, AR
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  • Potential conflict of interest: Nothing to report.

  • This work was supported by the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (R01 DK076735; to J.A.D.) and an American Liver Foundation “Roger L. Jenkins, MD” Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award (to M.F.).

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