The Case for More Coffee:

Reuters is reporting:

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

Or you could stop drinking alcohol. Duh.
12.5.2005 1:36pm
Why drink anything that's not a stimulant or a depressant?
12.5.2005 1:42pm
Dave Hardy (mail) (www):
Why drink anything that's not a stimulant or a depressant?

We do need mixers and ice....
12.5.2005 1:56pm
SomeJarhead (mail):
Gentlemen! This explains the instant coffee package included in your MRE. You will consume this coffee at the conclusion of your meal by opening the package, pouring the contents directly into your mouth, and rigerously chewing and swallowing.

You may, as rquired, then chew the gum included in your MRE. However, you may not, under any circumstances, chew this gum after the conclusion of chow.
12.5.2005 1:56pm
Great post timing considering the battle going on in VC comment land
12.5.2005 2:29pm
Bryan Kerwick (mail):
Guess that is why Kentucky Coffee is so popular here in the sticks. Bourbon goes great with Folgers.
12.5.2005 2:51pm
Larry Faria (mail):
Another study. (sigh) The "research" on coffee goes back decades, and none of it is conclusive. Neither Reuters nor any other press outfit has a full time science reporter to check out these reports before they're announced. Got a PHD and a lab coat? Okay, your study is fact, and reported as such.

I'll wait until after the research is published in a respectable journal and the peer review is completed, thank you.
12.5.2005 3:40pm
Sam Vermont (mail):
Most studies suggest that decaffeinated coffee doesn't provide the same benefits. Caffeine appears to be the main salutary ingredient, at least with respect to liver damage.
12.7.2005 1:07pm