Alcoholic Liver Disease on the Rise Among Hispanics

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Liver disease is very prominent in the Hispanic community and unfortunately not something they like to talk about. A more recent example is Cuban actress Elizabeth Peña who died last year from cirrhosis of the liver due to alcohol abuse. She was an alcoholic and her death came was a shock to her loved ones as well as her fans. Other celebrities like news anchors, Elizabeth Vargas and Edna Schmidt have also had to leave their jobs due to alcohol abuse.

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Just like these celebrities, there are many Hispanics that try to hide their alcohol problem and unfortunately by the time they get help it’s destroyed their careers, personal lives, or even caused them their life like in Peña’s case.