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