New research suggests that drinking lots of coffee significantly decreases your chances of suffering from cirrhosis of the liver.
From the article:
"People drinking one cup of coffee per day were, on average, 20% less likely to develop alcoholic cirrhosis. For people drinking two or three cups the reduction was 40%, and for those drinking four or more cups of coffee a day the reduction in risk was 80%"Hurrah, I say! Tragically, it seems that tea DOES NOT bestow this wonderful protective effect upon one's liver. On the other hand, this means my Swedish friend had it right all along. "To make Swedish coffee, take a krona and put it in a coffee cup. Add coffee until you can't see the krona, then add vodka until you can see it again."
What do you expect from a country where they only get 4 hours of sunlight a day?