Good news for those of us who bookend our days with coffee in the morning and a drinkie-drink (or two) in the evening! Coffee is shown to reduce the risk of liver disease!
Researchers at the University of Southampton in the UK have found that adding two more cups of coffee to your routine can reduce the risk of cirrhosis by up to 44% and can reduce the risk of death by cirrhosis by half.
The scientists do not comment on how much you’d have to pee after drinking two additional cups of coffee nor on what to do about the fact that adding that much more caffeine to your routine will make you feel like you’re flying and shouting “Wheeeeee!” Or maybe that’s just me.
The researchers don’t know why the additional coffee is so good for the liver and they are cautioning against buzzing more coffee until they know more. They would probably also caution against drinking more wine in a response to the idea that coffee will flush it right out of your liver.
The big takeaway here is that coffee is magic and we should all be grateful to whatever force put it here on the earth for us to enjoy.