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No Positive Effect Seen After Abstaining from Alcohol for a Month

by Kathy Jones on January 3, 2012 at 8:42 PM
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 No Positive Effect Seen After Abstaining from Alcohol for a Month

While taking a month long abstinence from alcohol may make you feel better about your health, leading health experts in Britain said that it is a pointless exercise as it has no positive effect on your liver.

People often make a resolution to give up alcohol or enroll into a month long detox problem in order to minimize the effects of alcohol on the liver, especially after the excesses of the festive season. However experts at the British Liver Trust said that such a step would only provide a psychological boost and did not improve the liver health.

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Instead the experts said that people should make a resolution of staying away from alcohol for a few days every week throughout the year, giving liver some time to heal itself. Andrew Langford, chief executive of the British Liver Trust, said that the liver can heal itself very quickly, usually in about 24 hours provided there is no long lasting damage.

"A one-hit, one-month attempt to achieve long-term liver health is not the way to approach it. You're better off making a resolution to take a few days off alcohol a week throughout the entire year than remaining abstinent for January only", he said.


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