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What quantity of alcohol usage is seen as being a risk to the liver?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Depends

Liver damage is rarely seen with 1-2 drinks per day (14/week), and goes up significantly with higher amounts.
There are genetic predispositions to alcohol-induced cirrhosis, and people with hepatitis c are far more sensitive to alcohol, and should not drink at all. Alcohol damages far more than the liver, and again people differ in their sensitivities to these damages. Talk to md if concerned.

In brief: Depends

Liver damage is rarely seen with 1-2 drinks per day (14/week), and goes up significantly with higher amounts.
There are genetic predispositions to alcohol-induced cirrhosis, and people with hepatitis c are far more sensitive to alcohol, and should not drink at all. Alcohol damages far more than the liver, and again people differ in their sensitivities to these damages. Talk to md if concerned.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Varies: age, gender

Moderate drinking for an adult man is 2 drinks/day.
Women are built different, metabolize different; mod intake is 1/d. Other factors re: liver health , e.g. Age, weight, meds, other drugs (get high?), infections, inflammation, heart function, nutritional status, duration of intake, can all add up.

In brief: Varies: age, gender

Moderate drinking for an adult man is 2 drinks/day.
Women are built different, metabolize different; mod intake is 1/d. Other factors re: liver health , e.g. Age, weight, meds, other drugs (get high?), infections, inflammation, heart function, nutritional status, duration of intake, can all add up.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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