The study is named as The Singapore Chinese Health Study and is a prospective population-based finding. All the subjects provided information on their lifestyle choices, their diets and also medical history during the in-person interviews between 1993 and 1998, and they were followed for about 15 years. It was found 14,928 people died during the study and 114 of the deaths occurred from liver cirrhosis.
Researchers found those subjects who consumed at least 20 g of ethanol every day had higher risk of cirrhosis mortality, but those who drank coffee was found with lower risk of deaths from the disease. The study is published in the Hepatology journal.