Constant drinking in adolescence increases risks of liver diseases in adulthood – Study


Swedish researchers confirmed in a study published Sunday that chronic consumption of alcohol during adolescence can lead to greater risk of developing liver diseases later in life.

The research by the Swedish scientists with Karolinska University Hospital of Sweden showed that young men who drank 20g or more of alcohol each day during their adolescence have higher risks of developing liver diseases, including liver cirrhosis or even liver-related deaths, later in their adult life.

The study, published in the Journal of Hepatology, was based partly on the retrospective statistics of no fewer than 49,000 Swedish young men aged between 18 and 20.

The data were collected in a nationwide survey conducted from 1969 to 1970 on Swedish males conscripted then into military service.

The Swedish researchers examined the link between alcohol consumption early in life and later…

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