Your liver performs many important functions within your body, but regular heavy drinking can stop it from doing its vital work.
Regularly drinking to excess may result in a fatty liver which can adversely affect your liver function.
The more you drink, the greater your risk of liver damage.
Continued heavy or excessive drinking may result in the liver becoming inflamed, causing alcoholic hepatitis or permanent liver scarring (cirrhosis) and subsequent liver cancer.
For more information about the effects of alcohol on your body, check out our interactive body health tool.