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What Is Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis?

What Is Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis? The liver is a large organ with an important job in your body. It filters the blood of toxins, breaks down proteins, and creates bile to help the body absorb fats. When a person drinks alcohol heavily over the course of decades, the body starts to replace the liver’s healthy…

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Deaths from Liver Disease Rising Rapidly.

Deaths From Liver Disease Rising Rapidly The Great Recession continues to take a grim toll: Since 2009, a growing number of Americans have died from liver disease and liver cancer. The increase among 25- to 34-year-olds is especially troubling because the deaths are due to cirrhosis, a disease caused by excessive drinking, the authors of…

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What causes liver pain after drinking? – and other things

What causes liver pain after drinking? If you are one of the many Americans who enjoy having a drink or two, experiencing liver pain after drinking may alarm you. Your liver is a vital organ responsible for breaking down the nutrients you consume and turning them into energy, as well as detoxifying your body, but…

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UK: How alcohol death rates can DOUBLE depending on where you live

How alcohol death rates can DOUBLE depending on where you live: Women in the North East twice as likely to die from drink-related causes than those in London By Kate Pickles For Mailonline Published: 08:42 EST, 2 February 2016 | Updated: 11:02 EST, 2 February 2016 Deaths relating to alcohol abuse vary wildly across the…

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Alcoholism is NOT a disease

I pity Charles Kennedy – but being alcoholic is NOT a disease By Dr Max Pemberton For The Daily Mail Published: 19:15 EST, 5 June 2015 | Updated: 06:29 EST, 6 June 2015 Within the medical profession, the idea that alcoholism is a disease is highly contentious. Above, Charles Kennedy, who died after battling alcoholism…

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Why DO middle class women drink so much?

Why DO middle class women drink so much? By Amanda Platell and Libby Purves For The Daily Mail Report reveals professional women are drinking to dangerous levels But, say two writers, it’s not career pressures driving women to wine Amanda Platell says it’s loneliness making women pop the cork  Libby Purves claims alcohol helps to wash away…

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Exposing 5 Common Myths About Liver Disease

When conceptions about liver disease stray far from the truth, efforts to prevent, detect and treat are hampered. Affecting those from all walks of life, an increasing number of people are learning that they have liver disease. An estimated one in ten Americans is affected, yet most of us know very little about this potentially…

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The science of alcohol: How does it affect your liver and heart?

The science of alcohol: How does it affect your liver and heart? From the first taste to the long-term effects, Dr Nick Knight explains exactly what alcohol does to your body Wednesday 06 August 2014 Alcohol, the presumed panacea of low confidence, bad days in the office, and social cohesion, has built-up quite the reputation.…

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Excessive drinking causes one in 10 deaths of working age adults

Excessive drinking causes one in 10 deaths of working age adults (AP Photo/Toby Talbot) It’s no secret that America’s favorite legal drug has vast impacts on public health. But you may be surprised, as I was, at just how closely binge drinking and over-consumption of alcohol are linked to deaths during the prime years of…

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