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i drink a glass of wine each day. latest blood test shows increased fat deposits in liver. should i stop drinking wine?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Fatty liver: Fatty liver is common in america, and is typically associated with alcohol ingestion, obesity, high cholesterol/triglycerides, and diabetes, among others. The more of these risk factors, the greater the risk of having fatty liver. When your liver tests in blood elevate in the setting of fatty liver, then the condition is of even greater clinical concern. Absolutely cut out alcohol!
Answered on May 31, 2017
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Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol effects: Alcohol affects liver. Blood test for liver function test can show increase in liver enzymes, not increased fat deposits in liver.. Increased fat deposits without increase in liver enzymes more likely will not be due to use of alcohol. Please see a gastroenterologist for assessment of alcohol use and liver functioning.
Answered on Sep 26, 2013

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