Death Rate From Liver Cancer in US Now Double That in 1980s

Modifiable Risk Factors

Approximately 60% of all liver cancers in the United States are caused by potentially modifiable risk factors, the researchers indicate. For example, it has been estimated that among Medicare recipients, the largest proportion of cases of HCC, at 32%, are caused by metabolic disorders, including obesity. A smaller proportion of cases of HCC are caused by hepatitis C virus infection (21%), excessive alcohol intake (13%), and smoking (9%).

 

Source: Death Rate From Liver Cancer in US Now Double That in 1980s

Study finds tens of millions of Americans drink alcohol at dangerously high levels – National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Nearly 32 million adults in the United States (13 percent of the U.S. population aged 18 and older) consumed more than twice the number of drinks considered binge drinking on at least one occasion, according to a 2013 survey that asked about past-year drinking. This higher level of drinking is associated with increased health and safety risks. A report of the findings is online in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (link is external). The study was conducted by researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health.

Source: Study finds tens of millions of Americans drink alcohol at dangerously high levels | National Institutes of Health (NIH)

This is depressing.  I need another beer.

White Meats Carry Lower Mortality Risks than Reds, But We Eat Too Much of Both — Physician’s First Watch

Source: White Meats Carry Lower Mortality Risks than Reds, But We Eat Too Much of Both — Physician’s First Watch

Source: Mortality from different causes associated with meat, heme iron, nitrates, and nitrites in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study: population based cohort study | The BMJ

I’m feeling guilty about the three cheddar cheeseburger sliders I had last night.

Guess I’ll have another beer.