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Alcoholic Liver Disease Skyrockets in America

A new study suggests that America has a collective drinking problem that is made worse by obesity. The new study found that deaths from alcoholic cirrhosis have more than tripled in 20 years. Alcoholic cirrhosis, which is an advanced form of alcohol-related liver disease, killed just over 6,000 Americans (3 per 100,000) in 1999. In ...click here to read more

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Rise in Drinking Alcohol Affects Liver: Study

Chronic heavy drinking can cause serious damage to the liver. This is because alcohol is a toxin that can harm the liver cells. Over time, this can lead to inflammation and scarring of the liver, interfering with its function. In severe cases, excessive drinking can even lead to liver failure. Like anything else, too much ...click here to read more

One In Four Adults Has A Liver Condition That Is A Risk Factor For Heart Disease

New research has found that approximately one in four adults worldwide has a liver disorder that could put them at a higher risk for heart disease. The condition, called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), occurs when elevated amounts of fat are deposited in the liver, resulting in inflammation and scarring. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is ...click here to read more

Study Looking at Period Length and Regularity Shows Link to Liver Health

Recent research suggests that women who experience prolonged or irregular periods may have an increased risk for liver disease. The study found that women with irregular or long periods were more likely to have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, than those with shorter or more consistent menstrual cycles. NAFLD is a chronic condition caused ...click here to read more

The Pandemic Has Damaged Livers

Data suggests that people were drinking early in the pandemic. And that they were drinking a lot. There is plenty of data to show how much. Earlier reports suggested that U.S. alcohol sales rose 54 percent in the pandemic’s first week alone. But what does that look like from a health perspective? Of course, there ...click here to read more

Will A “Dry” January Do Your Liver Any Good?

Although many have been doing it for years, there is a recent surge in the popularity of abandoning alcohol to begin the year. But is “dry” January really doing any good? The short-term New Year’s resolution may actually offer some health benefits, particularly to heavy drinkers. Those who drink moderately, however, are unlikely to experience ...click here to read more