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Last Updated : Jun 20, 2011 05:37 PM IST | Source: PTI

Alcohol major cause of liver diseases in young adults

Bollywood actor Imran Khan may be making age an issue of discretion when it comes to drinking but according to medical experts, maximum number of liver damage cases have been found in young adults resulting from excessive liquor consumption.


Bollywood actor Imran Khan may be making age an issue of discretion when it comes to drinking but according to medical experts, maximum number of liver damage cases have been found in young adults resulting from excessive liquor consumption.


Three hospitals in the city including Medanta - The Medicity, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and Apollo hospital have conducted over 100 liver transplants each in a year's time and found that 70% of the patients were young adults who were diagnosed with alcoholic liver diseases.


With an alarming decrease in the age among patients suffering from alcoholic liver diseases necessitating a liver transplant as a life saving operation, doctors advise to discourage drinking especially amongst teenagers and young adults.

Medanta conducted 220 liver transplants last year. Maximum patients were diagnosed with alcoholic liver diseases. The majority were in the age category of late twenties and thirties, Dr A S Soin, chairman, Institute of Liver Transplant and Regenerative Medicine, Medanta

First Published on Jun 20, 2011 05:34 pm