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Can Exercise Prevent Alcoholic Liver Damage? Part 1

By Shamir Benji
 
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Many people have a strong belief that the side effects of alcohol can be prevented by exercising. While exercise can help get rid of a hangover, it cannot not repair the damage to the liver done by heavy or prolonged drinking.

A recent survey in England by the Department of Health indicated that at least 1 out of 5 people admitted to exercising to make up for the heavy bout of drinking. The poll as expected found that at least 20% of the people drank excessively on a regular basis.

In general, for a man, the recommended alcohol intake is 1 bottle a beer or 3 small glasses of wine; for women it is 2 small glasses of wine.

The many people surveyed claimed that by sweating it out, they could avoid damage to the liver after heavy drinking. However, the government in England which has been beset with the problems of alcoholism says while exercise may help resolve the hangover, it does not undo the damage caused by excess alcohol consumption.

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