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Alcohol-related liver disease is on the rise

July 01, 2019

A recent study suggests that severe alcohol-related liver disease is on the rise, especially in young adults. There appears to be an increase in those who are at greater risk of cirrhosis, liver cancer and death, according to the study published in JAMA. And the potential cause is binge drinking.


On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Doug Simonetto, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and hepatologist, discusses diagnosis and treatment options for liver disease. Also on the podcast, Dr. Hector Villarraga, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, explains the growing field of cardio-oncology. And Dr. Yonas Geda, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, shares how lifestyle factors can affect brain health.