New Study: Alcohol and Liver Health

A new study published in the October issue of the American Journal of Physiology – Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology suggests that red wine might help counter the effects of liver diseases typically associated with alcohol consumption, such as cirrhosis and fibrosis. Chronic alcohol consumption can lead to fat buildup in the liver, but researchers found that moderate red wine consumption actually helps combat those problems, reducing fat production and increasing fat decomposition rates. Typically, alcohol education programs –specifically those aimed at young people – focus solely on the negative health consequences of alcohol use, but the potential benefits of moderate alcohol use should not be ignored. Check out Join Together for more details on the study.

One Response to “New Study: Alcohol and Liver Health”

  1. Michael Says:

    I’m doing a speech at my university on the health benefits of moderate consumption of alcohol and how labeling it as a poison is misleading.

    I was aware of reduced mortality rates through fighting cancer, heart disease, and strokes, but not of the recent liver findings. Thanks for posting this, it will be useful.

    Kind regards
    Michael