Good to know

Coffee…is there anything it can't do?

Coffee may counteract alcohol’s poisonous effects on the liver and help prevent cirrhosis, researchers say.

In a study of more than 125,000 people, one cup of coffee per day cut the risk of alcoholic cirrhosis by 20 percent. Four cups per day reduced the risk by 80 percent. The coffee effect held true for women and men of various ethnic backgrounds.

It is unclear whether it is the caffeine or some other ingredient in coffee that provides the protection, said study co-author Dr. Arthur Klatsky of the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, Calif.

Thanks to Dave in TX

I wonder if it's related that a combination of caffeine plus alcohol helps reduce the damage of a stroke, if administered quickly enough. Is there some liver/brain pathway here? If so, would a daily Irish Coffee be a good recommendation, you know, besides just being the best part of waking up?

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6 Responses

  1. Ok, weird – I linked back to where I found this article, Dave in TX posted it at Innocent Bystanders, and the link shows up in his comments. But I didn’t tell it to do that. Honest, I’m not blog-whoring (yet). Anyone know why it did that?

  2. WordPress and similar services automatically “ping” a site that you link. That’s why you see who is linking you in your dashboard. The ping can also show up in a comment thread if the author allows it. In WordPress, the default is to allow it. If you go to your Write Post screen you will notice various options on the right. One of them is “Comments”. If you click on that, you will see two boxes ticked that allow comments and pings to show up under your post. You can uncheck the box if you don’t want either comments or pings.

    So, your ping showed up in Dave’s thread because he didn’t disallow it. That doesn’t count as blog-whoring; most posters want to know when they’ve been linked and want others to see it too.

  3. Thanks, Michael.
    Cool. Also good to know. It’s just really annoying when people comment “I blogged about that HERE” and put in the hyperlink.

  4. I know exactly what you mean, Dex. It’s so low-class when people resort to such gimmicks to get traffic. I firmly condemned such tactics when I posted about that here.

  5. Hey, it works! According to my Dashboard, that stunt was good for 4 hits so far!!!

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