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​Gastroenterology  Clinics  of   Louisiana

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   Alcoholic Liver Disease  is now known as

                                   Alcoholic Associated Liver Disease (AALD)


  • Daily alcohol intake of 60 grams — a little more than four average drinks in the U.S. — seems to be the tipping point for developing AALD
  • ​Women are at increased risk for alcohol-related diseases.
  • Obesity also plays a role. A body mass index greater than 25 in women and 27 in men carries a 2.5-fold risk for the development of cirrhosis.
  • Obesity is also a risk factor for steatosis and alcoholic hepatitis.


  • A  health  condition  that  can  improve  with  treatment