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Drinking More Coffee May Undo Liver Damage From Booze (usatoday.com) 182

schwit1 writes: Drinking more coffee might help reduce the kind of liver damage that's associated with overindulging in food and alcohol, a review of existing studies suggests. Researchers analyzed data from nine previously published studies with a total of more than 430,000 participants and found that drinking two additional cups of coffee a day was linked to a 44% lower risk of developing liver cirrhosis.
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Drinking More Coffee May Undo Liver Damage From Booze

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  • More 4 Loco? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by misosoup7 ( 1673306 ) on Monday February 22, 2016 @08:02PM (#51563255)
    Jokes aside, this will probably lead more people to drink coffee and alcohol at the same time since they think they'll stay awake longer and be able to drink more. This is a bad idea actually since having a stimulant and a depressant can lead to heart attacks (in severe cases) or capillary damage (in less severe cases).
    • by HornWumpus ( 783565 ) on Monday February 22, 2016 @08:19PM (#51563395)

      You better not be bad mouthing Irish coffee. The best drink ever invented.

      • Matilda Bay used to brew a coffee beer named Crema.

        • I imagine about 0.000001% of slashdot has heard of Matilda Bay. I certainly never expected to see Matty B referenced on /.
          • One of the best things to come out of Fremantle but now it's brewed in the east, I think.

            • It is. I think Victoria.
            • by mjwx ( 966435 )

              One of the best things to come out of Fremantle but now it's brewed in the east, I think.

              Ahem,

              https://littlecreatures.com.au/venues/1-fremantle-brewery [littlecreatures.com.au]

              Admittedly, not much else comes out of Freo besides STDs.

              BTW, hardly surprised to find Aussies at the centre of this thread. Two things we do exceptionally well are Beer and Coffee.

              • Ah yes but Little Creatures was founded by ex-staff of Matilda Bay.

              • I started this:

                I was in Aus, 15 years ago (god damn I'm old, WTF happened?) the only coffee to be had was instant.

                The beer was OK I guess. Better than American can beer, but not by much. I'm not talking about the piss (Fosters) that's the same as American can beer.

                Not that American beer was all that great, 15 years ago the 'microbrew scene' was 1000 bad English style Brown Ales. To be fair they might have been a few good English style Brown Ales, but I got so sick of them, I hate them all now. Today

                • by mjwx ( 966435 )

                  I was in Aus, 15 years ago

                  15 years is a long time.

                  The coffee scene exploded out of Melbourne in the early to mid 2000's but Fosters hasn't been sold here for decades. That is the kind of beer we only export, nothing is too bad for the rest of the world.

                  15 years ago (2001) you'd have VB as the bad beer closely followed by Toohey's Extra Dry (TED). Then the crappy beer brewed locally like West End (SA) Emu Export (WA) XXXX (QLD because the banana benders cant spell beer) and so fourth. So I have to ca

          • Yes. One in a hundred million. Clearly. [wolframalpha.com]
    • by PPH ( 736903 )

      drink coffee and alcohol at the same

      Drunk and wide awake. Can't think of a scarier way to go throughout life.

    • Agreed. Binge all night, sleep it off. Then take the morning after pill the next morning!

      • Yeah, right, because I'm sure a lot of slashdot readers actually need to take the "morning after pill"!!!
    • This is a bad idea actually since having a stimulant and a depressant can lead to heart attacks (in severe cases)

      BSD and Windows 10 at the same time ?

    • I forsee a lot of alert drunks in the future.

  • So... (Score:5, Funny)

    by msauve ( 701917 ) on Monday February 22, 2016 @08:04PM (#51563269)
    Irish Coffee, anyone?
    • It's also cheaper than Starbucks.

      • by msauve ( 701917 )
        Starbucks has coffee? Every time I look at the menu, I only see "Iced Carmel Frappe Latte Macchioto Mocha" and other tutti-frutti stuff. And, they don't seem to understand the words small, medium, or large.
        • Taken from here [twitter.com]:

          [CSI at Starbucks]

          "Ma'am you've been robbed. Suspect is at large."

          Barista: At what?

          "At large"

          At what?

          "At venti?"

          OMG HOW AWFUL!!!
  • Coffee makes you pee a lot. This helps flush out the liver and kidneys. I am not a Doctor, but I use Twitter, can't you tell?
    • by msauve ( 701917 )
      Beer makes you pee a lot.
    • Coffee makes you pee a lot. This helps flush out the liver and kidneys. I am not a Doctor, but I use Twitter, can't you tell?

      Sounds close enough. I am a Doctor, but the other kind

      Anyone who takes the article as guidance, though, should also strongly consider the effects of acetaminophen (paracetamol, Tylenol) when ingested with alcohol, or the morning after. In short, the pair's metabolisation chains interfere with one another, leading to the formation of kidney/liver-damaging products in the blood.

  • all of /. and half of fark with my morning intake. I can probably knock out the rest of fark this afternoon if there's something good on TV.
  • Props to all the folks out there who can actually drink two cups of coffee a day, but I can't even tolerate one. As for decaf? Nope, I get the coffee shits. And it's not because of the caffeine, because I can have an energy drink without feeling like I'm pooping out my bloody entrails.

    But it's all rather academic anyway, since I don't drink alcohol either. I'm the life of the party, I know.

    • Two cups a day? Pffft.

      Try 5 or 6. I think my record is 8, when I had a ten hour day at work.

      • 8? Before breakfast...

        I had to switch to much stronger coffee. Now I get by on one (about 32 oz) coffee. It's about 90 weight.

      • by arth1 ( 260657 )

        Two cups a day? Pffft.

        Try 5 or 6. I think my record is 8

        I used to drink 3-4 kettles a day, and more on weekends.
        I prefer kettle brewed coffee. Copper kettle, and a piece of fish skin (it acts as a catalyst, and the suds fall to the bottom).

        On Mondays, i used to stumble into the office, eat two spoonfuls of instant coffee, and bend my head down to the hot water tap to wash it down.
        Yes, I'm a sysadmin, why do you ask?

    • Nope, I get the coffee shits.

      That's a feature, not a bug.

  • After all the studies that suggest every single thing I enjoy is bad for me, here's one for the plus column.
    • After all the studies that suggest every single thing I enjoy is bad for me, here's one for the plus column.

      I keep waiting for the study that says online porn and video poker are good for you.

  • Coffee at work, and booze at home.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 22, 2016 @08:29PM (#51563469)

    Why is it the bitter ones that always live forever?

    I've met some cranky old farts I'd swear were fuled by booze, kept their heart beating with black coffee, glued together by cigarette tar, and given the will to live by the sheer resentment they have for their fellow man.

  • I can just imagine reading a paper concluding the above, with a footnote reading 'this research was part sponsored by Kenco and Carlsberg'...

  • Well I guess the article clarifies that coffee in moderation has some positive effects, (I know I started drinking it again after reading some articles, but I'm a 2 day, black only guy, fuck the extra calories from sugar and milk)

    That being said, I mean if you actually give 2 shits about your liver, you'd be far better off switching to a diet low in carbs / packaged food and seriously increase your vegetable and fibre intake. In my case my GammaGT was 167 (it's meant to be 51) so I did some reading, ate a

  • I picked up hepatitis when I was 5 living in Turkey, and again just as I left Vietnam; was never told what type.

    I recently had an extensive blood test to see just what I did have and where it was.
    Hepatitis A and B but just traces of the target, they were all but gone.

    Caffeine of course it's everywhere but not any coffee, just don't care for it.

  • But what if this means that people who drink heavily who suddenly replace their breakfast fifth of whiskey with a pot of coffee allow their livers to actually have two alcohol-free minutes to function and repair? And people who also replace their liquid lunch with another pot of coffee are affording even more time for the liver to repair?

    I don't think this paper has validated coffee as a magical elixir that repairs your liver, boosts your Strength attribute to 5 and Vitality to 4, and gives you Alcohol Immu

  • Follow the grant money, all the way to Starbucks!

  • "Researchers analyzed data from nine previously published studies with a total of more than 430,000 participants and found that drinking two additional cups of coffee a day was linked to a 44% lower risk of developing liver cirrhosis."

    Were the people who were drinking that extra two cuppas drinking less booze as well?

    Causation, correlation, etc., etc...

  • It seems like everything that comes out now is just a "review of existing studies." Didn't science used to involve actual experiments and tests?

    • Yeah, but reviewing existing studies a) is a lot cheaper, and b) sometimes gives you enough evidence to ask for money to do it properly. Grant reviewers are a lot more likely to give you money if you can give some sort of empirical evidence that your idea is going in the right direction.
  • I guess that's why all AA meetings serve coffee

  • by Anonymous Cow Ward ( 4161549 ) on Tuesday February 23, 2016 @04:12PM (#51569733)
    As a grad student, I guess my liver is safe!

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