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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