n South African Gastroenterology Review - Acute severe alcoholic hepatitis : review
|Article Title||Acute severe alcoholic hepatitis : review|
|© Publisher:||In House Publications|
|Journal||South African Gastroenterology Review|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Witwatersrand and 2 University of the Witwatersrand|
|Publication Date||Nov 2011|
|Pages||9 - 11|
Studies have shown that alcoholic liver disease develops in women after a short duration of drinking and with a lower daily alcohol intake than in men. According to population studies men usually must take 40 to 80 grams of alcohol daily and women 20 to 40 grams daily over a period of 10-12 years to achieve a significant risk of alcohol induced liver disease.
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