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Liver Doc Slams Zerodha Nikhil Kamath For Promoting Alcohol On Podcast

Dr Cyriac Abby Philips, known as "The Liver Doc" on social media, criticized Zerodha co-founder Nikhil Kamath for spreading health misinformation on his YouTube podcast. Kamath and his guests claimed that moderate alcohol consumption is beneficial.

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Liver Doc Slams Nikhil Kamath For Promoting Alcohol Online

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Dr Cyriac Abby Philips, who goes by “The Liver Doc” on social media, took to X to slam Zerodha co-founder Nikhil Kamath for sharing health misinformation about alcohol consumption via his YouTube podcast channel. 

Kamath, in his latest episode, discussed the liquor industry in India with Abhishek Khaitan, Minakshi Singh, Shuchir Suri, and Suraj Shenai. 

Moderate Alcohol: Good or Bad?

 Philips particularly took objection to Khaitan’s statement that “alcohol in moderation is good for you”. He said that it’s a “garbage myth”.

“But when these businessmen, start glorifying their business of alcohol by equating it to ‘good healthcare intervention,’ it goes definitely into the realm of health misinformation, which is why, I have to keep discussing this absolutely garbage myth that ‘alcohol in moderation is good for you’ and the absolute nonsense disclaimer to support that myth, which they call ‘drink responsibly’,” he posted.

He also expressed that “To claim drinking alcohol in moderation is good, is actually a crime”.

Philips criticised Kamath for glorifying the alcohol business and its impact on healthcare. 

He highlighted the financial struggles of patients and families due to alcohol-induced health issues and relayed the physical effects of alcohol on the body, as well as instances of drunk driving leading to horrific accidents.

“Podcast discussions like these are helping no one here. Please, do something that actually helps people out here. Do something good for the society, instead of goofing up like this. No one asked for this absolute bonkers of a podcast topic. Irresponsible. The whole team,” TheLiverDoc shared in an X post.

The liver doc recently slammed actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu after she recommended hydrogen peroxide nebulization to treat viral infections. The actress responded with more information, but the doctor accused her of "playing the victim card" and endorsing alternative practices.