Alcohol and liver disease

Alcohol-related liver disease is caused by excessive consumption of alcohol, which leads to inflammation and scarring of the liver.  6 in 10 people with liver disease in the UK have alcohol-related liver disease.

What does alcohol do to my liver?

A lot of people see alcohol as simply something to be enjoyed and as a normal part of life in the UK. Other than a few unwelcome side effects, such as a hangover or putting on a bit of weight, many of us are unaware of the unseen damage alcohol can do to the body.  If you drink more than your liver can cope with it could lead to irreversible damage.

Important
Since the release of the video below, the government guidelines have now changed. It is now recommended that the maximum amount of alcohol consumption for both men and women should be no more than 14 units per week.