Alcohol-related liver disease increasing in North East's young people

The number of young people admitted to hospital for alcohol-related liver disease has more than quadrupled in the North East in the last ten years.

This figure is the biggest increase of any region in the country.

Alcohol-related liver disease used to be very rare amongst young people Credit: PA

115 people under 30 were admitted last year suffering from alcohol-related liver disease.

Liver specialists now say that the condition used to be extremely rare in young people.

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Liver disease soars

Alcohol-related liver disease is increasing in North East's young people.