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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Can excessive alcohol lead to fatty liver disease?

    I can't deny that I am a heavy drinker and have been for the past couple of decades. I am beginning to worry about my health as I get older and have looked into some of the longterm health risks involved with alcohol. Am I at risk for fatty liver disease?
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  • Chris Fonda

    Dietitian, Nutritionist, Sports Dietitian

    As an Accredited Sports Dietitian, APD and athlete (springboard diver), Chris has both professional and personal experience in sport at the sub-elite and elite level.Chris … View Profile

    The straight up answer is YES, excessive alcohol drinking will lead to fatty liver disease and potentially progress into cirrhosis of the liver if you continue to drink excessively. Alcohol is toxic to the liver.

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