Stay off booze to help liver

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A LIVER specialist has called on people not to drink alcohol at least two or three times a week.

Consultant hepatologist Dr Richard Aspinall has issued the warning to coincide with National Transplant Week, from July 9.

‘At Queen Alexandra Hospital the number of people admitted with complications of liver cirrhosis has doubled in under four years,’ he said.

‘Around 60 per cent of these cases are related to alcohol but we are seeing increasing numbers with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and chronic viral hepatitis. The best advice I could give would be to give your liver two or three days without alcohol each week, and to not save several days allowance and drink it all at once.’