Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Pinch Me! I Must Be Dreaming!

Fresh on the heels of the news that drinking 17 beers a day could help reduce one's risk of getting prostate cancer, we now get this report from the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program in Oakland.

Researchers report that drinking coffee cuts the risk of cirrhosis of the liver from alcohol -- by 22 percent per cup each day -- but they stopped short of saying doctors should prescribe coffee for that reason.

So, by my calculations, eight cups of coffee a day will reduce my risk of alcohol-induced liver disease by 86.3 percent. Oh, the scarifices I'll make for my family.