Coffee Can Protect, Too
Drinking coffee to sober up is an old wives’ tale, but science says coffee may lessen liver damage from, among other things, too much alcohol. New Japanese research shows that drinkers of one or two cups of coffee a day are 30% less apt than non-coffee drinkers to have liver cancer. A new National Institutes of Health study finds that Americans at high risk of liver damage who drank more than two cups a day showed half as much liver damage as non-coffee drinkers. People in the study drank excess alcohol, had viral hepatitis or iron overload, or were overweight.
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