MadSci Network: Medicine

Subject: 5 week liver regeneration myth

Date: Mon Aug 30 13:51:09 2004
Posted by Bob
Grade level: grad (non-science) School: none
City: Newton State/Province: MA Country: USA
Area of science: Medicine
ID: 1093891869.Me

Heard a myth that if you stop drinking any alcohol for 5 weeks straight, your 
liver will be able to "heal" any prior alcohol-related damage (assuming you 
aren't an alcoholic or have other permanent liver problems).  Seems a bit far-
fetched and would like your opinion. Thanks!

Re: 5 week liver regeneration myth

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