Epidemiology and Natural History of Alcoholic Liver Disease.

@article{Masarone2016EpidemiologyAN,
  title={Epidemiology and Natural History of Alcoholic Liver Disease.},
  author={Mario Masarone and V Rosato and Marcello Dallio and Ludovico Abenavoli and Alessandro Federico and Carmelina Loguercio and Marcello Persico},
  journal={Reviews on recent clinical trials},
  year={2016},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={167-74}
}
Alcohol represents the oldest substance of abuse known, existed at least as early as the Neolithic period. In the present era, almost half of the world's population consumes alcohol and it represents the third largest risk factor for disease and disability and the most prevalent cause of advanced liver disease worldwide. In fact, when alcohol consumption reaches "unsafe quantities" an Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD) is very likely. ALD comprises a large spectrum of diseases, ranging from simple… CONTINUE READING
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