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Drinking coffee cuts alcohol's harmful effects

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koekoeh says:

CHICAGO - 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.

02:31 am, Thursday, May 24, 2007 (10 years ago)
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Pyro_ says:

Hmm. Yet another reason why drinking coffee is good. ;)

08:41 am (10 years ago)
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aMADme says:

yep actually coffee is very healthy if you drink around 3-5 cups a day I heard...tho I'm probably drinkin more since we got that awesome machine makin that coffee :D

11:48 am (10 years ago)
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adz_619 says:

It can never be healthy, its full of caffeine

12:01 pm (10 years ago)
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Frankenstein says:

Correct. Too much caffeine can cause damage to the heart.
Interesting to know this information tho.

01:08 pm (10 years ago)
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aMADme says:

didn't say anything else....yes too much caffeine is unhealthy but a certain amount is considered healthy!

it's like that with a lot of things, if you drink 1 glass of redwine everyday it is good for your heart if you drink a lot more...we all know alcohol isn't that healthy then don't we...

01:18 pm (10 years ago)
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Frankenstein says:

aMADme // sry mad... i wasn't disagreein. your right. you have to drink shit loads for it to be damaging :P

nitzua // lol! ^-^

02:29 pm (10 years ago)
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sophia2 says:

The way to avoid getting ill is not to drink a lot of coffee, but to cut down on the drinking” of alcohol

09:11 pm (7 years ago)
 
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