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If I have at least one whiskey shot a day, is my liver damaged?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: How much whiskey?

Your risk of alcohol-related liver disease is largely dependent on how much you consume & for how long.
If by "at least one whiskey/day" you really mean three or four, then yes you are placing your liver at risk. Risk is further magnified by added insults to your liver (medications, occupational exposures, underlying familial or viral liver diseases, or prior cirrhosis) as well as female gender.

In brief: How much whiskey?

Your risk of alcohol-related liver disease is largely dependent on how much you consume & for how long.
If by "at least one whiskey/day" you really mean three or four, then yes you are placing your liver at risk. Risk is further magnified by added insults to your liver (medications, occupational exposures, underlying familial or viral liver diseases, or prior cirrhosis) as well as female gender.
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