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Moderate drinking can reduce the chances of fatty liver

Drinking alcohol in a balanced, moderate way can be better for you than not drinking at all, according to a new study.

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MODERATE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION may reduce the chances of developing a fatty liver by up to 60 per cent.

According to the Japanese-led study, moderate alcohol consumption can decrease the inflammation of liver cells, reports the Telegraph. However, researcher were quick to point out that drinking too much, or too quickly, can have extremely serious side-effects on a person’s liver and general well-being.

Excessive alcohol consumption remains a major cause of liver disease.

The study examined the drinking habits of 9,885 men who regularly underwent medical health checks. Those who drank about three or four alcoholic drinks spread out over 21 days showed the lowest risk of fatty livers, reports – compared to both heavy drinkers and those who abstained altogether.

The report by the International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research also pointed out that obesity was a primary cause linked to developing a fatty liver, the Daily Mail reports.

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