A glass of wine a day, or a cocktail a day is not good for you...
(The Sunday Times) “David Nutt, professor of neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London, stresses that even light regular drinking may cause some physical harm. ‘One single drink can damage the liver,’ he says. ‘We can see that the next day by measuring enzymes in the blood. Anything more than half a unit of alcohol a day, over time, will produce some degree of clinical liver damage. One daily unit raises your liver cirrhosis risk by a fifth. Two units doubles the risk.’ The more (and more often) we drink, the worse the harm. ‘Over a few weeks’ overconsumption you can see the liver becoming what we call ‘fatty’ — thanks both to inflammatory damage and to the calories in alcohol.’ That paves the way to liver cirrhosis, says Nutt, who recently published Drink? The New Science of Alcohol and Your Health.”
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