Coffee

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Coffee beans spilling from a mug

There is some evidence that coffee may induce a Th1 response.[1]

Arabinogalactan, a coffee bean polysaccharide, increased the production of macrophages as well as of Th1 cytokines IL-12p40 and IFN-gamma.[2] It also ameliorated allergic response in a mouse model of dermatitis.[3]

Coffee reduces the risk of liver, kidney, premenopausal breast cancer and colorectal cancer.[4]

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  1. Goto, Masao; Yamaki, Kohji; Shinmoto, Hiroshi; Takano-Ishikawa, Yuko (November 2009), "Continuous orally administered coffee enhanced the antigen-specific Th1 response and reduced allergic development in a TCR-transgenic mice model", Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, 73 (11): 2439–2444, doi:10.1271/bbb.90393, ISSN 1347-6947, PMID 19897909
  2. http://www.cabdirect.org/abstracts/20073222011.html;jsessionid=7ECB009BAE640BF8D08D90DBFA7D242D
  3. http://www.cabdirect.org/abstracts/20093174353.html
  4. Nkondjock, André (May 18, 2009), "Coffee consumption and the risk of cancer: An overview", Cancer Letters, 277 (2): 121–125, doi:10.1016/j.canlet.2008.08.022, ISSN 0304-3835, retrieved November 9, 2016

cytokine any class of immunoregulatory proteins secreted by cells, especially immune cells. Cytokines are small proteins important in cell signaling that modulate the immune system. (Learn more: me-pedia.org)

mouse model The use of special strains of mice to study a human disease or condition, and how to prevent and treat it

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