Study examines the effect of alcohol consumption on survival in non-alcoholic fatty liver

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), which is not caused by significant alcohol consumption, has become the most common liver disease in the United States and comprises more than two thirds of patients with chronic liver disease. In a Hepatology study of patients with NAFLD, modest alcohol consumption was associated with a 36 percent decreased risk of early death, while drinking 1.5 or more drinks per day was associated with a 45 percent increased risk, after adjustments.

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