Grieving Out Loud with Angela Kennecke

The silent crisis of alcohol and women’s liver disease

Originally released on August 4th, 2022

Deaths from alcohol-related liver disease are rising sharply among women. Today’s guest, Dr. Jessica Mellinger, a liver specialist at the University of Michigan, has witnessed a 60% increase in waitlisting and transplants for patients with alcoholic hepatitis. She’s on a mission to raise awareness about the true definition of moderate drinking in hopes of reversing this deadly trend. You might be surprised at how small amounts of alcohol can have significant adverse health impacts, especially for women.