Alcoholic Liver Disease


“Health is a large word.
It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well; and not today's pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being
and outlook of a man.”
James H. West

A fatty liver occurs when an excess amount of triglycerides accumulates in the liver cells. One cause of a fatty liver is alcohol abuse. Alcoholic liver disease usually occurs after a period of drinking too much. The longer the alcohol use has occurred, and the more alcohol that was consumed, the greater the likelihood of developing liver disease. Not everyone who drinks alcohol develops a fatty liver. Although fatty liver is a universal finding among heavy drinkers, up to 40% of those with modest alcohol intake (= 10 g/day) also exhibit fatty changes according to Cleveland Clinic notes. The prevalence increases with the amount of alcohol consumed on a regular basis. Different alcoholic beverages contain varying quantities of alcohol.

In this program you’ll learn about:

  • What are the main sites of alcohol metabolism

  • What are present symptoms

  • What about antioxidants