Washington – Coffee and tea may reduce the risk of serious liver damage in people who drink alcohol too much, are overweight, or have too much iron in the blood, researchers reported on Sunday.

The study of nearly 10 000 people showed that those who drank more than two cups of coffee or tea per day developed chronic liver disease at half the rate of those who drank less than one cup each day.

The study, conducted by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and Social & Scientific Systems, found that coffee provided no protection to people at risk of liver disease from other causes, such as viral infections.


At the rate that I drink coffee, I could consume about a 6-pack a day for 14 straight years before I would have any damage to my liver.

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  1. i here ya on that!!!  and i am about 20 min. southwest of boston in norwood.  I am at the same church as tim hatch.

  2. I’m glad to see that you’ve put your education to good use.

  3. Mmmmmm… coffee… good strong coffee… I, too, could consume massive amounts of alcohol with (according to that report) no effect on my liver… My ability to stand, function, walk and talk, however, would be a totally different story!  
    Your kids are precious by the way!  🙂  Sara  

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