Drinking alcohol in late teens damages the liver later in life. Image by ScienceBriefss.
Adolescent drinking can lead to liver problems in adulthood

A large long-term study conducted in Sweden provides convincing evidence that drinking alcohol during adolescence is correlated with liver disorders later in life. The study used data about drinking habits for a large number of young men, collected during 1969-1970. Next, they checked if the participants developed liver injuries later in life (the data goes until 2009). They found a positive correlation between the quantity of alcohol in teens and the incidence of severe liver disease later in life. Now, the authors advocate that the recommended alcohol consumption limit (presently at 30 grams/day) should be decreased in order to prevent diseases in adults.

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Scientific publication: http://www.journal-of-hepatology.eu