The study also suggests that regular coffee consumption can diminish the damage caused by regular alcohol consumption.
Liver cancer is the second deadliest type of cancer.
In 2012, 746,000 people died from liver cancer.
The findings are published in WCRF’s Liver Cancer 2015 report.
During the study they found the regular three daily drinks increase the risk of liver cancer and regular coffee consumption decreases the risk of liver cancer.
Researchers say the role of coffee as anti-cancer is not clear and research is needed in this area.
Researchers wrote, “Mechanisms that support a protective effect of coffee on liver cancer relate largely to studies in animals, although some human studies contribute to the evidence.”
The report concludes by saying, “Both coffee and coffee extracts have also been shown to reduce the expression of genes involved in inflammation, and the effects appear to be most pronounced in the liver.”
The research suggests a link between afatoxins and liver cancer.
Afatoxins are produced by mold.
The report says, “Aflatoxins are produced by inadequate storage of food, and are generally an issue related to foods from warmer, developing regions of the world, foods that may be affected by aflatoxins include cereals, spices, peanuts, pistachios, Brazil nuts, chillies, black pepper, dried fruit and figs.”