Researchers at the University of Missouri have linked binge drinking with the risk for developing alcoholic liver disease and a variety of other health problems. Shivendra Shukla, PhD, Margaret Proctor Mulligan Professor, a corresponding author of the study claims to have found how binge drinking has a profound effect on the liver in various modes of alcohol exposure. The study was published in the Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.
The study underlined that there will be more liver injury in a chronic alcoholic owing to binge drinking and how a drinker may sensitize the liver over a longer period, only to make it prone to more damage.
The researchers examined the effects of binge drinking when coupled with chronic alcohol consumption besides when binge drinking not associated with chronic alcohol consumption.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) defines binge drinking for women as having four or more drinks in two hours; for men, it is five or more drinks in two hours. The habit of binge drinking is not only confined to liver damage, but also creates an inflammatory response in the liver to reduce the level of liver function and affect the entire physiological process.
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