Wine might be good for the liver

May 29, 2008 2:08:12 PM PDT
A new study finds one glass of wine a day may not only be safe for the liver but may actually reduce the risk of something called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

This study in the June issue of Hepatology challenges conventional wisdom. It found that those who drank one glass of wine a day had half the risk of suspected NAFLD compared to non drinkers.

But people who reported modest consumption of beer or liquor had more than four times the risk of having suspected liver disease than those who drank wine.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is said to be the most common liver disease in the country and can lead to cirrhosis.