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A 38-year-old member asked:

What happens if you drink if you have a family history of liver disease?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Not necessarily: If you have no primary liver disease it should be okay to drink, alcohol. Everything in "moderation" as socrates said.

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Why is a history of liver disease significant?

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