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Drinking alcohol daily increases risk of liver Cirrhosis – Study

An agency report said on Tuesday that daily drinking of alcohol increases the risk of its related liver cirrhosis, a new study found. It is generally believed that overall alcohol consumption is the major contributor to cirrhosis. But, these new findings suggest that how often you pour yourself a cocktail or beer – as well as recent drinking – plays a significant role, the researchers said. Cirrhosis, scarring of the liver, is the final phase of alcoholic liver disease, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. In men, drinking every day raised the risk for cirrhosis more than less frequent drinking. And recent drinking, not lifetime alcohol consumption, was the strongest predictor of alcohol-related cirrhosis, the researchers reported online Jan. 26 in the Journal of Hepatology. “For the first time, our study points to a risk difference between drinking daily and drinking five or six days a week in the general male population, since earlier studies w