Saturday, 13 March 2010

Fatties May Get Their Own Units

According to BBC News, the authors of two new studies into the affects of alcohol on the livers of overweight and obese people, say it may be necessary to re-define "safe" limits of alcohol consumption in order to prevent a "double whammy" leading to increased risk of developing cirrhosis.

The reports claim that the risk doubles for obese women drinking around 2.5 units per day, compared to women of "healthy" weight. A smaller study claims that obese men drinking 15 units per week were up to 19 times more likely to develop cirrhosis.

This could require a change for this "risk group" to (presumably lowered) "safe" consumption levels.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If you're a fat bastard one and a half pints a day will barely wet your throat.