Liver Disease Risk Increases Among Male Teenage Drinkers

A recent study of Swedish men, beginning in their late teens and stretching the next 40 years, found that those who began drinking in these earlier years were more likely to develop liver disease. The early age drinking, identified as two or more drinks a day, have prompted some in the U.S. and international health communities to consider revising drinking guidelines for men, which are currently at no more than two drinks a day for U.S. men and a maximum of three drinks each day for Swedish men (as recommended to avoid future alcohol-related liver disease).

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