Deaths from liver cancer have DOUBLED since the 80s due to high rates of drinking and hep C among baby boomers

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After the death of rock legend Greg Allman to liver cancer at the age of just 69 years old, 10 years after he was diagnosed with hepatitis C. The new report by the ACS warns the baby boomer’s taste for alcohol, cigarettes and drugs is a key factor that has driven the surge in liver cancer rates, as well as higher obesity and diabetes rates. Among this age group, HCV prevalence is approximately 2.6 percent, a rate times greater than that of other adults.  Alcohol increases liver cancer risk by about 10 percent per drink per day, and tobacco use increases liver cancer risk by approximately 50 percent.

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