Coffee may reduce liver damage.

FOX's Joy Piazza explains:

This is Housecall for Health.

Potentially fatal liver damage caused by too much alcohol can be reduced by coffee.

A British study finds that drinking more coffee can minimize the risk of developing cirrhosis of the liver.

The research looked at several studies and found that adding two cups of coffee a day, significantly reduced the decrease in the risk of cirrhosis.

In fact, drinking four cups of coffee cut the liver disease risk by up to 65%.

The study left some issues unresolved though... For instance, it's not clear why coffee could lead to a healthier liver. Researchers point out coffee's IA complex mixture containing hundreds of chemical compounds.

It's also not known whether the brewing method, or the kind of coffee beans used, makes a difference.

There's no clear indication if coffee will help a liver that's been damaged by other causes such as obesity or diabetes.

And the researchers point out people shouldn't start loading up on sugary lattes with whipped cream.

Housecall for Health, I'm Joy Piazza, FOX News.