Question: I wanted to thank your firm, the Sherman Law Group, for getting such a great deal for my DUI charge in Gwinnett County. You guys are good! Everyone in my family was very happy.
I have had several DUI charges and my doctor told me that I had some liver damage from drinking so much. I started drinking at about 12 years old and I kept drinking through middle school and high school and then in the military, where I served in Iraq, Afghanistan and in Japan. I was drinking liquor, beer and sake in Japan.
I was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver and that shortened my military career, and I'm worried about my health.
I want to prevent other people from getting liver disease and I wanted to write to ask about your thoughts on that. Some words might help people who either drink too much or are alcoholics. A lot of these people really need to prevent themselves from getting sick from drinking too much booze. As DUI lawyers you probably are familiar with some ways to help stop alcohol-related illnesses.
K.O. in Lawrenceville, GA
Answer: It's always nice to hear from former clients!
Drinking coffee, for instance, has been shown to help protect the liver from cirrhosis. In some long-term scientific studies, increased coffee consumption was tied to lessening the risk of cirrhosis. In fact, the more coffee consumed, the less the risk of cirrhosis. With two cups, the risk dropped by 43 percent, while it declined 57 percent for three cups and 65 percent with four cups.
Researchers can't pinpoint exactly why this is. Coffee contains hundreds of chemical compounds and they have not, as yet, been able to specify which compounds are the most beneficial to fight the effects of alcohol. Of course, coffee can only do so much in preventing the effects of excessive alcohol consumption.
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