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Does fatty liver disease affect men differently than women?

Women are more susceptible to fatty liver disease (FLD) than men. While men typically need to consume approximately 40 to 60 grams of alcohol per day (up to eight servings) for more than 10 years to develop FLD, women can develop the disease by only consuming between 20 and 40 grams daily for more than 10 years. This is because women's bodies do not process alcohol as quickly as men's bodies. At the same time, men are more often diagnosed with FLD than women; for every woman with FLD, two men have the condition.

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