Health and Wellness

Younger and Younger Patients Are Being Seen with Alcoholic Liver Disease – and Dying

Posted by Sahil Mittal, M.D., M.S. on Aug 13, 2018 8:09:00 AM

A recent study shows a 65 percent increase in deaths form cirrhosis of the liver since 1999. While that is a worrisome number, there is a second statistic within that study that is even more troubling: The biggest increase in deaths from cirrhosis is among people aged 25 to 34 – and it’s rising by 10 percent a year among this age group. 

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Topics: alcoholic liver disease

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