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Which has the potential to be more dangerous to the liver: alcohol or caffeine?

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Always there for you @ Credihealth 30 March 2018 at 16:35

Caffeine has multiple short- and long-term effects on the body, including effects on the liver. Caffeine affects the blood sugar function of the liver which helps prevent diabetes or diabetes symptoms. Despite this potential caffeine should not be used medically to treat or prevent any condition unless recommended by a doctor. Caffeine is considered an addictive substance that can be abused and should never be used to replace sleep or a healthy diet.
On the other hand, Alcohol is harmful if taken in excessively amount. A small amount of alcohol with consuming balanced diet is not harmful. The liver filters the blood of toxins and impurities breaks down proteins and creates bile which helps the body absorb fats. When a person intakes alcohol heavily over the course of decades, the body starts to replace the liver's healthy tissue with scar tissue which results in liver damage.