Can Three Cups Of Coffee A Day Save Your Liver From Booze?

We're willing to try it...

Next time you’re lying in bed feeling like death itself after one too many Jagerbombs the night before, don’t fantasise about a fry-up or bar of chocolate: what you really need, according to new research, is a strong espresso – or three.

According to Dr. Alex Hodge, a liver disease specialist at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, drinking three cups of coffee a day could help people with liver damage reverse the effects of heavy drinking.

Dr. Hodge studied over 1,000 patients with either hepatitis C, hepatitis B or a fatty liver caused by heavy alcohol consumption, and found that all the patients who drank lots of coffee saw an improvement in their livers – especially those with hepatitis C.

The reasons why aren’t clear yet, but we’re certainly wishing we paid more attention in Biology GCSE so we could figure it out.

It’s been a pretty good week all in all for coffee drinkers. Earlier in the week, we revealed that drinking three to five cups of coffee a day could actually help you live longer and ward off serious illnesses.

So we’re going to ignore the caffeine haters and pop off to Pret now – hungover or hypochondriac, it will help us all.

Do you drink three coffees a day? Let us know @marieclaireuk

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