If you like to partake in a cheeky vino or other alcoholic beverage a little more then recommended, this news is for you. According to science, downing more coffee could help reduce liver damage caused by alcohol.
Researchers at the United Kingdom’s Southampton University found that downing two cups of coffee every day made participants 44% less likely to develop cirrhosis, which is irreversible liver damage that can be caused by excessive drinking.
“Increasing coffee consumption may substantially reduce the risk of cirrhosis,” the study concluded.
The number drops to 22% for one cup of joe and increases to 57% for three cups.
The researchers analysed data from nine previously published studies with a total of more than 430,000 participants
“Therefore, it is significant that the risk of developing cirrhosis may be reduced by consumption of coffee, a cheap, ubiquitous and well-tolerated beverage,” lead study author Dr. Oliver Kennedy told Reuters.
Before you think this means you can drink without a care and use coffee as a magical band-aid remember the only way to truly reduce liver damage is to cut back on excessive drinking and drink responsibly.