Alcohol affects on the liver
Jun 21, 2004
Hi ]Considering an average human male, what course would prove most harmful to the liver, alcohol consumption daily(2-3 1 oz alocholic drinks) or a once a week binge drinker (9-10 1 oz drinks). An educated guess would be most appreciated. Thank you.
Response from Dr. McGovern
For your question on alcohol consumption, my educated guess would be that binge drinking would be most harmful.
However, if you have underlying hepatitis C infection, it is not clear how much daily alcohol is truly safe. My other educated guess would be that three drinks a day may not be safe enough.
I would review your alcohol intake with your physician to discuss this further. You may also want to pursue a liver biopsy if you have active hepatitis B or C infection since alcohol and viral hepatitis can be a combination that leads to significant scarring.
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