OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson demonstrates the safe amount of daily alcohol consumption for men and women to maintain a healthy liver.
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The Maximum Amount of Alcohol for Healthy Liver Andrew Ordon: As a rule of thumb, you never want to take more than six acetaminophens in one day. Lisa Masterson: And talking about alcohol, I mean, you know, when you go online and they say avoid heavy drinking because it can affect your liver or your doctor says “do you drink heavily?” to try and figure out if you may be predisposed to liver disease. People are like, “what is heavy drinking?” Well, and this is such as vague thing, heavy drinking because you picture somebody hanging out in bar or somebody who is drunk all the time, but really a drink is a drink, it is drink and what I have got to say I’d especially for women, we cannot drink as much as men. So, men can have two drinks a day. We can only have one drink a day. So, as far as one drink a day for women, it is the same whether or not it is a glass of wine, a glass of beer or a shot. You can only have one, may be two of these a day, do not put it all in one day, everything that you want for a week, but it is this over one day. And so it is just one, one glass of wine, ladies is really your limit for a good and healthy liver. Jim Sears: More than that is too much.