Alcohol-associated liver disease mortality on rise, surged during pandemic

Alcohol-associated liver disease mortality on rise, surged during pandemic

Alcohol-associated liver disease mortality rates increased each year from 2017 to 2020 and accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.“We have witnessed a persistent increase in mortality for over two decades now and have seen an acceleration in this trend since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Sasha Deutsch-Link, MD, a gastroenterology fellow at the University of North Carolina School ofMedicine, and colleagues told Healio. “Coupled with increasing alcohol consumption that began during the COVID-19Read More