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- bridgehorse - 08-23-2002 03:27 PM

hello.. i was always told that it is better health for the liver if you ate something before drinking alcohol. is this true or false?? also do you think that red wine affects the liver less than hard liquor?? i never have a problem eating while i drink and after. thank you...bridgehorse


- barnesy - 08-23-2002 08:28 PM

We'd probably have to wait for our resident MD, Bucko, to chime in on this one for 100% accurate info. The only thing I could think of as far as empty stomach vs. full is that it enters your blood stream faster, meaning more alcohol in the stream quicker which might force the liver to filter more out in less time. As far as hard liquor vs. wine, as far as the liver goes, I believe it doesn't matter as long as you keep the portions to the recommended.

Barnesy


- bridgehorse - 08-23-2002 09:10 PM

thank you for your prompt reply..it did help alot...


- Bucko - 08-24-2002 08:18 AM

Hey you can always count on me for 10% accuracy, or WW isn't a desert rat.

Numerous tests have shown that drinking 21 drinks over the course of a week is much better for the body than doing a beer bust weekend and drinking 21 bottles over the weekend.

To a lesser degree, if you eat, the food allows slower absorption of the alcohol, and better de-toxing by the liver.

I can drink with the best of them, but I went to a friend's house on an empty stomach (because I wanted to pig out on his terrific Chinese cooking). I unintentionally got plowed. Never again.......


- bridgehorse - 08-24-2002 08:23 AM

thanks bucko for your reply. last night i drank a bottle and a half of kendall jackson with bridgewater mill cabernet ( mixed together ofcourse) and ofcourse i wanted cheese while i was drinking . i don't understand why my body craves cheese all the time that i drink red wine..has anyone ever had any food cravings like me??? also would it be safe to drink again tonight if i drank last night?? i don't know if it is safe for the liver.... thanks..

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