According to a new study, an increasing number of young people in America are dying from liver disease. Researchers found that both men and women were binge drinking to the extent that liver disease is rapidly increasing in the country.

Mortality due to cirrhosis and liver cancer in the United States, 1999-2016: observational study” was published in the British Medical Journal on July 18 and highlights how long-term liver damage can lead to a late-stage condition known as cirrhosis.

This condition can be caused by excessive alcohol intake, obesity, hepatitis and certain medications.

The report found that alcohol-induced disease was the major factor behind the rising death tolls.