Death Rate from Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis Has Quadrupled in the Last 20 years

According to a recent study, deaths from alcoholic cirrhosis in the United States increased 400% between 1999 and 2019, from 4,000 to 24,000 per year. Lead researcher Dr. Charles Hennekens notes, “My hypothesis is that the reason we’re seeing more of liver disease earlier is not just that people are drinking more, but that they’re eating more and exercising less, so the damage to the liver is accelerating.” American Journal of Medicine, June 2022

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