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Women and alcoholic liver disease — warning of a silent danger

Alcohol use and 'social' drinking are increasing among the young and particularly in women. However, gender equity does not extend to the risk of alcohol-associated liver disease and alcoholic hepatitis, which are increased and often caused by as little as half as much cumulative alcohol consumption in women compared with men.

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Figure 1: Factors contributing to increased risk of alcohol-associated liver disease in women.

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Szabo, G. Women and alcoholic liver disease — warning of a silent danger. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 15, 253–254 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/nrgastro.2018.8

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