|Cirrhosis of the liver is the 12th leading cause of death worldwide. About half of all cirrhosis related deaths are due to excessive alcohol consumption. Chronic heavy alcohol consumption can lead to can leak gut dysbiosis, a leaky gut and overgrowth of bacteria and fungi1 .|
Studies with mice have reported that chronic alcohol consumption significantly increases total fungal growth in the intestines, with the percentage composition of Humicola, Fusarium, and Aspergillus significantly increasing 1. Treating mice fed alcohol chronically with the antifungal agent Amphotericin significantly reduced both intestinal fungi growth and liver damage.
More research needs to be done on the toxic effects to the liver by combined alcohol consumption and Candida overgrowth. People withCandidarelatedproblemsshould avoid or limit alcohol consumption.
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