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Summary of Primary Paper Coffee Intake and Mortality from Liver Cirrhosis AAGE TVERDAL, PhD. AND SVETLANA SKURTVEIT, PhD. Purpose : Researchers wanted to know if coffee helps reduce the chances of developing liver cirrhosis. Hypothesis : They hypothesized that coffee would in fact help reduce the chances of developing liver cirrhosis. Method : In Norway, between 1977 and 1983, a group of 51, 306 adults aged 20 to 55 was assembled. They were given a questionnaire which asked for their eating and smoking habits. This questionnaire also included alcohol and coffee intake information. Questions like “Do you drink 1-2 cups of coffee a day?” or “Do you drink beer/wine every week?” A follow up time was calculated for each person from the time of examination to the time of death. The mean follow up time was about 17 years. After 17 years, researchers observed the mortality each person and cross referenced their cause of death to the information in their original questionnaire to come to a conclusion. Variables
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