Millennials Are Irreparably Damaging Their Livers As Americans Drink More Alcohol, Doctors Say

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By Kelsie Sandoval

Original Source: insider.com

In the 11 months since the pandemic began, drinking rates and alcohol sales have been steadily increasing.

Doctors have been warning it’s a concern, and some say we’re already seeing the consequences, with alcoholic liver disease is increasingly affecting people younger than 40.

Although the trend “has been alarming for years,” Dr. Raymond Chung, a hepatologist at Harvard University, told Eli Cahan of the Los Angeles Times and California Healthline, the pandemic has exacerbated the problem. “What we’re seeing now is truly dramatic.”

Dr. Haripriya Maddur, a hepatologist at Northwestern Medicine, has also been treating young people…click here to continue reading

 

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