n South African Gastroenterology Review - Acute severe alcoholic hepatitis : review

Volume 9, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1812-1659



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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