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Ayahuasca Increases “Acceptance” Capacities

There is a growing interest in the use of psychedelics such as ayahuasca for the treatment of psychiatric disorders. Used ritually and medicinally by indigenous Amazonian peoples for centuries, ayahuasca is a decoction prepared from caapi (Banisteriopsis caapi, Malpighiaceae) stem and chacruna (Psychotria viridis, Rubiaceae) leaf or chagropanga (Diplopterys cabrerana, Malpighiaceae) leaf. In clinical studies, ayahuasca has shown therapeutic benefits in

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Elevated Coffee Consumption Halves All-Cause Mortality Risk in Patients with HIV-HCV

Patients positive for both human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) have a greater risk of developing liver disease, and a more rapid progression of liver fibrosis, cirrhosis, and end-stage liver disease. Coffee (Coffea spp., Rubiaceae) berry contains polyphenols and caffeine, which may have hepatoprotective properties. Studies show that consumption of ≥ 3 cups/day of coffee is associated with

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Systematic Review/Meta-analysis Shows Coffee May Protect from Oral and Pharyngeal Cancers

Coffee (Coffea spp., Rubiaceae) is, after water, the most-consumed drink worldwide. Coffee compounds, besides caffeine, include phenolic derivatives and diterpenes. Studies suggest that these and other coffee compounds have anticancer effects. Inverse associations of higher levels of coffee have been found for liver, endometrial, and colorectal cancers. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified coffee as possibly carcinogenic in

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Umbrella Review on the Health Benefits of Coffee Consumption

Roasted ground coffee (Coffea spp., Rubiaceae) beans provide one of the most-consumed drinks worldwide. Studies have reported varying conclusions about its effects, depending on outcomes, design, coffee type, and other variables. Beans can be roasted to varying degrees and processed in different ways; these processing steps can highly alter the chemical composition. Roasted coffee can contain over 1000 different bioactive compounds,

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Meta-analysis Confirms Correlation of Coffee Consumption with Reduced Liver Cancer Risk; No Significant Effect on Biliary Tract Cancers

Coffee beverages from coffee (Coffea arabica, Rubiaceae) beans can offer many health benefits to the liver, with anti-cancer effects exerted by caffeine, and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects by phenolic components. Coffee diterpenes may have anti-cancer effects. The liver benefits from coffee’s contributions to lipid metabolism regulation. Systematic reviews have found coffee consumption associated with lower rates of steatosis, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis,

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