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“That’s what everybody wants to know,” said study author V. Wendy Setiawan, an assistant professor in the department of preventive medicine at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles.

Setiawan says coffee has close to 100 active compounds including antioxidants, polyphenols and caffeine. It’s also known to affect liver enzymes.

“At this time, I don’t think anybody has any idea what compound is protective,” she said.

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