Is Coffee Your Liver's Best Friend?
“In a study of more than 125,000 people, one cup of coffee per day cut the risk of alcoholic cirrhosis by 20 per cent. Four cups per day reduced the risk by 80 per cent. The coffee effect held true for women and men of various ethnic backgrounds.” As reported in the Globe and Mail
The researchers are unclear whether the caffeine is the helpful ingredient, or whether it's another component in the coffee the provides the protective benefits. Overall this seems like good news for people who consume coffee and alcoholic beverages. But remember, a little self control and moderation can go a long way to preventing alcohol related illness.