…if you’re an ALCOHOLIC.
According to this article:
Coffee may contain an ingredient that protects the liver against alcoholic cirrhosis, a new study shows.
The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, shows that among more than 125,000 people studied for up to 22 years, coffee drinkers were less likely to be diagnosed with alcoholic cirrhosis.
Participants signed up for the study between 1978 and 1985. They were followed until the end of 2001.
Most participants noted drinking light or moderate amounts of alcohol (up to two daily drinks). Only 8% admitted drinking three or more alcoholic drinks per day.
For every daily cup of coffee that participants reported drinking, they were 22% less likely to have been diagnosed with alcoholic cirrhosis during the study, Klatzky’s team reports.
As an observational study, the study doesn’t prove that drinking coffee cuts the chance of developing alcoholic cirrhoses, the researchers caution. They also point out that if coffee protects the liver, the effects of adding cream, milk, sugar, or other substances to coffee aren’t yet known.
I love that last part, like heavy drinkers are suddenly gonna go apeshit now that they know the antidote lies inside a cuppa steaming joe.
Expect DUIs to hit the ceiling after this breakthrough. Oh, and they’ll be jittery, too, after getting hyped up on all that coffee, because apparently the effects are best when you have FOUR OR MORE CUPS A DAY.
Right. That’s just what the world needs.