Date PostedAugust 28, 2018

Binge Drinking Killing Young Americans due to Liver Damage


Binge drinking isn’t just some harmless youthful fun, in fact it’s killing young Americans at an alarming rate, according to a recently published study.

According to the study titled “Mortality due to cirrhosis and liver cancer in the United States, 1999-2016: observational study” published in the British journal last month, more young American women and men are dying from liver disease which can be caused by excessive alcohol, obesity, hepatitis and certain medications.

The study revealed that the number of Americans dying from cirrhosis rose by 65 per cent from 1999 to 2016. Deaths from liver cancer also doubled during this period.

Other consequences of excessive alcohol consumption include an increased risk of injuries, lack of judgment, heart-related problems, worsening of diabetes and also affects brain development in younger drinkers.

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