Risk for alcohol-related hospitalization fourfold higher in offspring of parents with ALD

Children of parents with alcohol-related liver disease had up to a more than fourfold increased risk for alcohol-related hospitalization, despite a low absolute risk for developing alcohol-related liver disease.“Patients with alcohol-related liver disease have on average been drinking heavily for 10 to 20 years before they are diagnosed, in which time they might raise children,” Gro Askgaard, MD, a clinical researcher in the department of hepatology and gastroenterology at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark, said at EASL Congress. “Being exposed to parental alcohol abuseRead More