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Can you drink beer if you have fatty liver?

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Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Internal Medicine - Hepatology
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In brief: No

Fatty liver can be caused by alcohol consumption.
Non- alcoholic fatty liver disease is a result of obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and in some patients genetic propensity. The safety of alcohol consumption in those with nafld ( non-alcoholic fatty liver disease) will depend on the extent of existing liver damage. Liver damage can be determined by a liver biopsy.

In brief: No

Fatty liver can be caused by alcohol consumption.
Non- alcoholic fatty liver disease is a result of obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and in some patients genetic propensity. The safety of alcohol consumption in those with nafld ( non-alcoholic fatty liver disease) will depend on the extent of existing liver damage. Liver damage can be determined by a liver biopsy.
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
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Dr. Alain Ades
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Incorrect

The answer by dr. Mubarak is simply not correct.
About 10-15% have fatty liver, and in the great majority a beer every once in a while is safe. Again, cases vary dramatically and you should see a liver specialist.

In brief: Incorrect

The answer by dr. Mubarak is simply not correct.
About 10-15% have fatty liver, and in the great majority a beer every once in a while is safe. Again, cases vary dramatically and you should see a liver specialist.
Dr. Alain Ades
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Dr. Alain Ades
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Fatty liver

It depends on how bad your liver is.
An eval would be necessary and futher advice can be given. See a gastroenterologist.

In brief: Fatty liver

It depends on how bad your liver is.
An eval would be necessary and futher advice can be given. See a gastroenterologist.
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