Recently, a new study has shown that, consuming at least one cup of coffee a day can reduce Acute Kidney Injury (AKI).
AKI is defined as a severe kidney disease associated with rapid kidney failure.
The findings, published in the journal Kidney International Reports, show that “people who drank any amount of coffee every day had a 15 percent lower AKI. The greatest reduction was seen in the group drinking two to three cups a day.”
In acute kidney injury, waste products build up, making it difficult for the kidney to maintain the correct balance of fluids in the body.
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University suspect that, “coffee’s effect on AKI risk may be due to either the biologically active compounds combined with caffeine or that caffeine alone is associated with increased perfusion and oxygen utilization within the kidneys.” improves.”
“Good kidney function and tolerance to AKI are dependent on a stable blood supply and oxygenation,” said corresponding author Chirag Parikh, a professor of medicine in the university’s School of Medicine.
The team assessed 14,207 adults, who were surveyed seven times over a 24-year period. During the survey period, 1,694 cases of acute kidney injury were registered.
However, more study is needed. “To define a possible protective mechanism of coffee consumption for the kidney, specifically at the cellular level,” Parikh said.