ChronicLiverDisease – Adolescents & Young Adults Article .pdf
Mortality due to Cirrhosis and Liver Cancer – Journal Article.pdf
1)Define Binge Drinking, Alcoholic Liver Disease, Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis of the Liver (feel free to use your textbook, the above resources, or online medical dictionaries to answer this question…remember to cite your definitions).
2) Refer to the “Patterns of Alcohol Consumption Today” section in your textbook, on pages 196-201, as a reference for the following questions. What is considered normal alcohol consumption versus binge drinking? What negative impact can alcohol consumption have on adolescents and college students (i.e. academically, socially, professionally)? How could alcohol consumption among adolescents and college students lead to chronic liver disease?
3) Before working on this assignment did you know chronic liver disease was on the rise? Did you know young adults are being disproportionately affected by the disease? What is driving the increase in chronic liver disease among young adults? If adolescents and young adults knew of the startling statistics related to chronic liver disease do you think their alcohol consumption would change? What should be done to inform adolescents and young adults about chronic liver disease?