According to a recent article by Brigid Duffy in the July 2014 issue of Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News and citing Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics:
- Alcohol abuse accounted for an estimated 88,000 deaths in the United States each year between 2006 and 2010.
- This abuse amounted to $224 billion in economic costs in 2006 alone.
As said by the article, the CDC found that only one in six adults, including binge drinkers, reported ever discussing alcohol consumption with a health professional.
Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News recruited a lineup of hepatologists and gastroenterologists to share their experiences in treating alcohol-related liver damage.
Follow the link below to view the panel discussion.