Alcohol and liver function in women

Haripriya Maddur, Vijay H. Shah

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Alcohol-related liver disease generally has been ascribed to men because men reportedly consume alcohol at an increased rate and quantity as compared to women. Recent literature has reported, however, that rates of liver disease attributed to alcohol use by women have increased, largely due, in part, to the increased number of women who consume alcohol regularly. This increase is a paramount concern, as women are more susceptible than men to the effects of alcohol-related liver injury. Health care providers should make efforts to counsel women on the risks of excess alcohol consumption to prevent further increase in alcohol-related liver disease and its associated complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number10
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalAlcohol Research and Health
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2019


  • Alcohol
  • Estrogen
  • Liver disease
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)


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