Hispanics May Develop Alcoholic Liver Disease Earlier

February 20, 2015 9:00 PM

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FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanics may develop alcoholic liver disease at an earlier age than whites or blacks, according to a new study that links ethnicity and drinking-related liver problems.

Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) includes conditions such as alcoholic fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis and alcoholic cirrhosis. It's is a common cause of liver problems in the United States. ALD is responsible for more than 15,000 U.S. deaths each year, according to the researchers.

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