Drinking Alcohol and Fatty Liver Disease

The frequent and moderate consumption of alcohol has been found associated with a reduced risk of fatty liver disease.

The large study of men in Japan found that moderate drinkiners were also less likely to be obese than were non-drinkers or abstainers. Both obesity and metabolic abnormalities were associated with increased prevalence of fatty liver disease.



  • Hiramine, Y., et al. Alcohol drinking patterns and the risk of fatty liver in Japanese men. Journal of Gastroenterology, 2011, 46, 519–528.

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