U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 27-year-old female asked:

Is it ok to drink 2 glasses of wine/wk if you have fatty liver? don't know how serious mine is, but docs don't think i need biopsy b/c normal levels

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
You could ask this: question to 10 different doctors and probably get at least 5 different answers. There would be no scientific study done that measures the effects of 2 glasses of wine per week vs. none. The point is to avoid liver toxins; alcohol is a common one. Two glasses a week isn't very much. One camp would say why do it if there is a chance it could hurt, even a little. Others, that much likely won't matter

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Jan 21, 2017


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.