Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Be Drink Aware

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Be Drink Aware

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Christmas and New Year festivities are often associated with overindulgence of food and alcohol.

This means our liver has to work overtime, making us feel sluggish and unwell.

Dr Steve Masson, one of our Consultant Liver experts from the Regional Liver and Transplant Unit at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital, explains the importance of looking after your liver. "We all tend to eat and drink a bit more than usual at Christmas time. Our liver cleanses the blood of toxins and helps with the digestive process. Long-term overindulgence can stop the liver doing its job properly. Everything in moderation is the best approach, all year round."

The British Liver Trust has developed a "Love your Liver" campaign to highlight three simple steps you can take to keep your liver as healthy as possible.

The British Liver Trust's three top tips are: Try to have 2 to 3 alcohol free days in a row Take more exercise and stay fit Cut down on sugar and fat Dr Masson continues: "Long-term overeating can lead to obesity which in turn is associated with fatty liver disease and Type 2 Diabetes. …

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