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A quarter of us drink at levels that could put our health at risk

How alcohol hurts your liver
Regularly drinking more than the recommended amount over a long period can damage your liver. This can lead to alcohol related liver disease (ALD) and liver cancer.

How to look after your liver
Take at least two days off. Give your liver a minimum of two days in a row without alcohol every week to reduce the impact that alcohol can have on your liver and break the habit of drinking every day.

“ Everyone should have at least two alcohol-free days a week.” Professor Ian Gilmore*

*Professor Ian Gilmore is a Consultant Hepatologist, President of the Royal College of Physicians and Chair of the Alcohol Health Alliance . Professor Gilmore is also a member of the British Liver Trust’s Clinical Advisory Community.

Know your units

  • Men and Women should drink no more than 14 units per week
  • Don’t save up several days ‘allowance’ and drink it all at once - spread it evenly over three or more days

Learn more about Alcohol and liver disease by viewing our Alcohol section.

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