What is ‘safe drinking’?

Alcohol is one of the most common causes of liver disease worldwide. The liver is the major body organ responsible for removing toxins from the body and in the process of trying to clear alcohol from the blood, the liver cells get damaged, as alcohol is toxic to them. People often wonder whether all alcohol is bad or they can take a small amount without the risk of endangering their health. Well, in fact, the liver has an immense capacity to regenerate. Hence, the ‘safe limit’ for alcohol consumption is said to be 21 units per week in men, no more than four units in any one day, and have at least two alcohol-free days a week. Women should drink no more than 14 units of alcohol per week, no more than three units in any one day, and have at least two alcohol-free days a week. (1unit of alcohol =one ounce of spirits=one,12-ounce beer=one,4-ounce of wine)

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