Alcohol consumption is a deeply ingrained social habit in many cultures worldwide, but it can have detrimental effects on our health. Over time, excessive drinking can lead to various health issues, including liver damage. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), alcohol use is one of the leading causes of cirrhosis of the liver, a condition where healthy tissue is gradually replaced by scar tissue, ultimately leading to liver failure. However, there is growing interest in the potential of probiotics to help prevent liver damage from alcohol use. Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, specifically the digestive system. Could they be a viable solution to the damaging effects of alcohol on the liver? In this article, we will examine the latest research and evidence to determine if probiotics hold the key to preventing liver damage from alcohol consumption.You may also be interested in reading this interesting article on CAN PROBIOTICS HELP WITH THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY SMOKING AND DRINKING? where similar topics are discussed.
|A 2020 systematic review of 11 studies found that probiotics may help reduce liver damage from alcohol consumption. The review found that probiotics could reduce the levels of liver enzymes, which are markers of liver damage, by an average of 6%. Probiotics also reduced the levels of inflammatory markers in the blood by an average of 4%. The review also found that probiotics could reduce the levels of fat in the liver by an average of 1%. Finally, probiotics were associated with a reduction in fibrosis (scarring) in the liver by an average of 3%.