Len Rome’s Local Health: Liver cirrhosis in young adults

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Young people need to know when to draw the line because the consequences of too much alcohol can be fatal.

Dr. Wakim-Fleming, of the Cleveland Clinic, says, “Overall, there is a burden of disease that is worsened when you increase the amount of alcohol, but the death occurs in younger people because they push the limit and they drink more at one setting.”

Those between the ages of 25 to 34 have the greatest increase in deaths from liver cirrhosis. 

No level of alcohol is really safe and affects everybody differently.

If a young adult who has been drinking too much stops now, while still young, he or she may be able to reverse the alcohol’s effect on the body.

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