Liver disease deaths spike among young Americans


According to Dr. Farhad Islami, who serves as the scientific director of the cancer research centre at the American Cancer Society, this study reveals an extremely insightful association between the excessive consumption of alcohol and the increase in the death rates induced by liver cirrhosis amongst young people, and this study warrants further research into this subject matter.

The study revealed that the death rates amongst young people were seen to increase amongst all kinds of demographic groups, however, the number of young people dying from liver cirrhosis were considerably modest in comparison. In 2016, cirrhosis claimed nearly 1.4% of the deaths amongst youngsters between the ages of 25 to 34. Dr. Islami believes that report fallacious mortality records for this particular age group can lead to researchers falsely alarming the community with an upward trend.

This study was published many days following the publishing of a report issued by the CDC’s National Center of Health Statistics, which revealed that live cancer death rates increased by 43% between the years 2000 to 2016. Tapper believes that both these studies evidently map out all the needs and requirements of a patient suffering from liver cirrhosis.

He is reported to have said,

What you get a sense of from our study is not a contradiction of what they’re doing; in fact, it’s a confirmation of what they found. Both screening for liver cancer and intensive treatment to prevent the other morbidities associated with cirrhosis.


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