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How much alcohol a day (or percentage of alcohol) does it take to cause cirrhosis of the liver?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Variable

Only a small proportion, about 20% of chronic drinkers get cirrhosis.
The amount of alcohol needed to start the process towards cirrhosis varies with the genetic makeup of the person and other issues, such as chronic viral hepatitis, state of nutrition etc. I would urge you to not take more than one drink a day.

In brief: Variable

Only a small proportion, about 20% of chronic drinkers get cirrhosis.
The amount of alcohol needed to start the process towards cirrhosis varies with the genetic makeup of the person and other issues, such as chronic viral hepatitis, state of nutrition etc. I would urge you to not take more than one drink a day.
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