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Drinking more coffee may lessen liver damage caused by booze

Coffee is healthy for your liver in general, as well as for those with cirrhosis or hepatitis.

The morning after you drink too many cocktails, remember to down extra coffee, too – for your liver’s sake.

Drinking two more cups of coffee each day may dramatically lessen the odds of the liver damage caused by excessive alcohol, researchers found.

An analysis of nine studies totaling more than 430,000 participants linked drinking two extra cups of coffee each day to a 44% reduced risk of liver cirrhosis, a disease caused by heavy drinking.

More than 1 million people die annually from cirrhosis, according to the study co-authored by Dr. Oliver Kennedy of Southampton University.

Other causes of cirrhosis include hepatitis and immune disease, as well as excessive fat in the liver tied to obesity and diabetes.

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