I knew there was a sound medical reason I drink all that coffee after my weekly 12-hour gin benders... It turns out coffee may help prevent cirrhosis.
In a study of more than 125,000 people, it was shown that 4 cups of coffee a day cut rates of the killer liver disease by up to 80%. The same study found coffee drinkers had healthier results on blood tests used to measure liver function.
As the killjoy scientist points out in the article, the best way to avoid cirrhosis is to not drink, but that's also the least fun way to live your life, so it's a wash.
NorthWest Florida Daily New: Coffee reduces risk of cirrhosis from too much alcohol