I’m not one of those wet blankets that tries to find reasons why you shouldn’t be dumping alcohol down your gullet by scaring you with alarming facts or statistics. I’m the awful person that encourages and enables someone to drown their sorrows or celebrate life with science studies that say its okay to drink. You’re welcome.
Researchers at the University of Southampton, who certainly know about the body’s ability to handle alcohol far better than you and I, say that they have found the medical band-aid for liver damage caused by alcohol consumption. And the absolute best part is that you probably already consume this magical potion. The wonderful science people say that drinking coffee daily can almost halve your chances of liver damage. Here I was thinking it was going to be some $12.99 bottle of cold pressed aloe, kale, spinach, avocado, spirulina juice. I already drink coffee, this is the best remedy ever ever.
The best study ever found individuals who drank two cups of coffee daily significantly reduced their chance of suffering or dying from cirrhosis by 44 percent. The best researchers ever also speculated that coffee consumption was just as effective at preventing liver cirrhosis as traditional medications.
The scientific study, which was published in Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, utilized nine different studies over 15 years and involved nearly 500,000 men and women from six countries.
Liver cirrhosis is a condition where the liver is scarred due to long-term effects of toxins like alcohol or from diabetes or obesity. It can lead to lethal liver failure and cancer, which cause over one million deaths worldwide each year.
So just drink your coffee, it’s a 44 percent chance that you’ll live a long and fulfilling life. Don’t think about that 66 percent chance that you’ll be in a coffin at 61-years-old from liver failure. C’mon, you plopped down $200 on Powerball tickets with way, way worse odds of 1 in 292,201,338.